Boating in winter? Keep these tips in mind

Feb 16, 2023

Winter on the water … Even when there is snow on the shoreline, some may be considering an outing to the lake. If that is the case with you, the Grand River Dam Authority would like to share some important cold weather boating tips.

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While the temperatures and the shoreline scenery may be different in the winter, many still consider this time of the year to be perfect for a boat ride across the waters of Grand or Hudson lakes.

However, because safe boating is something that should be practiced year-round, there are some extra precautions you should take for winter boating. Also, there are some extra items you should have with you. Your friends at the Grand River Dam Authority offer the following tips:

For even more information on cold weather boating, including additional information on proper clothing, visit Your friends at GRDA want you to stay safe on the water, in any season.