Recreation on Grand River making a splash

By Isaac Constans
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter

At 5 p.m. on an early October Saturday, Don Angelo and his family of four had just taken a nice dip in the Grand River. Unintentionally, of course, as one of their canoes slowly rotated clockwise into murky submersion, but a refreshing swim nonetheless. Although their experience was cold, muddy, and wet, the Angelos had an enjoyable weekend tour of their city, an aquatic safari through the heart of Lansing’s urban jungle. “We did it this spring, we did it this fall. It was a good time, man, real good time,” Angelo, a life-long Lansing resident, said about canoeing through Lansing.