This past weekend Jen, myself and our good friends Chris and Erika went rafting! We heard about the Grand River Rafting on the radio and thought, “We could do that!” Let me tell you it was the best experience.
We did what is called the Mix and Match package, it was $35/person. The way it works is you start around 11 in Paris and head down the Grand River towards Brantford, it is not white water, it is just a relaxing paddle! Our guide Garth was very informative and knowledgeable, which made it fun!
At one point we pulled along the shore line and filled our water bottles from a natural spring, it was ice cold and delicious, at another spot we got to explore an old Gypsum mine shaft, Gypsum is used in plaster of Paris, which is why they named the town Paris, because of all the Gypsum mines in the Grand river valley.
Further on down the river, we stopped to take a little hike. On the hike our guide Garth showed and taught us about the different plants. We got to taste Sumac! The hike probably took about 30 minutes, and half way we sat down and Garth told us about the Native American history in the Grand River Valley.
I highly reccomend you try this adventure, you will not regret it and it is a great way to spend a day outside enjoying this beautiful creation we live in! Check them out online at http://grandriverrafting.ca/
P.S. I wrote a blog post for Compassion Canada check it out here: http://t.co/5pBIICX