ROCKFORD, Mich.—Organizers of the inaugural Rogue River Expedition are calling the event a success.
More than 50 people participated in the three-day paddling and land tour of the river and its watershed. The idea for the expedition originated from the 2010 Grand River Expedition, which involved hundreds of boaters who explored more than 250 miles of water over 12 days. Because the Grand River Expedition is held only once a decade, its organizers decided to hold similar events on the Grand River’s larger tributaries.
The Rogue River Expedition kicked off in June with a land tour at Howard Christensen Nature Center and the Fruit Ridge Area, which is considered one of the best fruit-growing regions in the world. The exploration also included trips to Rogers Park in Sparta, Nash Creek and Camp Rockford.