Thornapple Woodpecker Festival
The Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail follows the Thornapple River and has been called the most beautiful rail trail in Michigan. The paved Middleville section has an established breeding population of the Red-headed Woodpecker, as well as the other five Eastern U.S. woodpeckers. The Thornapple Woodpecker Festival will feature guided birding walks and stationary guides with spotting scopes along the river throughout the morning. Over 50 species are consistently seen on festival day. Canoeing and kayaking are options on your own; a launch for small boats is near the Village Hall parking lot. Additional birding sites with guides will be within short driving distances. Contact: Becky Kuhn, Grand Rapids Audubon Club, email@example.com, 616- 437-9205, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Doug Klein, Barry County Bird Club, 201-334-2752.