Grand Rapids is a popular destination for biking groups who like winding,
State Route 65 as it hugs the river east of the village.
Bring your bikes and enjoy bucolic country roads.
Food and refreshments are available at the end of your ride!
On the twelve miles of navigable water above the dam, boats of all kinds
can be seen.
Water skiing and jet skiing is prevalent during the warm weather months.
A public launch is available at Mary Jane Thurston State Park marina
and at Gilead Side-cut Canal in the Village.
There is also a pay launch at Lally's Marine, a short drive west of the park.
Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day **
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All trips depart from the Otsego Canoe Livery.
Large groups may reserve 6 or more canoes by contacting Park District Headquarters.
Youth groups call for special discounts.
For more information, contact the Wood County Park District at:
phone: (419) 353-1897
** All trips dependent on weather & river conditions.
Good fishing can be had between the dam and the bridges.
The walleye begin to run in late March followed by other varieties of fish.
Anglers can reel for crappies, white bass, catfish, carp, small mouth bass, rock bass, and sauger.
Miles of trails through area parks and along the old canal towpaths both
north and south
of the Maumee River provide refreshing scenery for those seeking an aerobic workout.
Mile markers guide the way for walks of unparalleled peace and scenic beauty. A one
mile portion of the Buckeye Trail passes through Grand Rapids and
Mary Jane Thurstin Park
The Grand Rapids Community Swimming Pool is located at Bridge and Third
The outdoor pool is near the library and Labino Park.
For more information
Basketball, Tennis, Inline Roller Hockey -
Two shelters and a number of park areas
E-mail the Village with your questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org