EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2020: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes will be closed. Outdoor dining and parks remain open. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; and more. For additional information, please visit michigan.gov.

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Flint River

Explore the heart of Flint & Genesee - the Flint River. The river begins as a spring-fed lake and extends through forests, communities, and manmade lakes. The best way to discover this waterway is the Flint River Water Trail. Beginning in downtown Flint near the University of Michigan-Flint campus, the trail connects Flint & Genesee with world-class activities and education. Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and birding opportunities abound along its shores.

The Flint River Water Trail stretches for 73 miles and has 24 access sites. Two new access points are being finalized: Paddlers’ Landing in Mott Park Recreation Area and a new landing in Lapeer on Saginaw Street. Future projects are being planned to create more river access in Flint and Montrose townships.

Kayak Flint offers rentals in downtown Flint and provides transportation back for one-way paddlers. At some sections of the river, paddlers glide along for two hours without seeing a crossroad – just the bald eagles, ospreys, mink, beaver, fish, giant clams, shoreside deer, cormorants, and egrets. The walleye fishery is considered one of the best in Michigan.