I love spring at The Mill House and in our lovely canal town of Grand Rapids. At the first sign of warm weather and sunshine the town just comes alive. Grandparents and grandchildren strolling down the tow path next to the canal with an ice cream cone. Adults and children alike on their bicycles. Parents with strollers and dogs on leashes. A vibrancy only seen at the first sign of spring.
Last weekend was the first official event in Grand Rapids for 2016. The “Run for the Rapids” 5K and Walk for ALS. The Grand Rapids Arts Council has been sponsoring this event for the last several years. Each year brings more runners and walkers of all ages and The Mill House has a front row seat.
You don’t have to be a 5K runner or a powerwalker to enjoy walking, running, or pedaling in Grand Rapids. We are just a few minutes from Providence Metropark, which is just across the river, where you can use a tow path that takes you from Grand Rapids to Waterville. The 10 mile towpath has scenic places to stop, public restrooms along the route, and you can enjoy lunch in Waterville before pedaling back.
The Wabash Canonball Trail is within a few minute drive. This old railroad track turned paved path winds from Waterville to Whitehouse, and then through Oak Openings Metro Park.
Come visit us this summer. Bring your walking shoes, bicycle, or even your kayak and enjoy the lovely Maumee River with all of it’s scenery and wildlife. We’d love to have you and we even have a covered place to store you bicycles.