“Secrets of the Stream”

Lyrics by Donald Harrell; music by Andru Bemis
  1. The Black River Pathway runs from Bangor to the shore, and it’s there for us to paddle as it flows on ever more. By our canoes or kayaks, no matter how we go, the secrets of the stream we’ll come to know.
  2. From Bangor to South Haven we can while away our day as serene and quiet currents gently guide us on our way. By our canoes or kayaks, no matter how we go, the secrets of the stream we’ll come to know.
  3. There’s a wild, natural valley that winds down through the land from forested headwaters to the lakeshore’s golden sand. Oaks, maples, pines and hemlocks make a canopy of green, a mix of light and shade so rarely seen.
  4. There’s deer, raccoon and otters, creatures wild and free, ducks, and geese and songbirds for us to hear and see. Salmon, trout and walleye wind their way along as trickling waters sing a natural song.
  5. There’s history, native trappers, the early pioneer, lumberjacks and tanners, a heritage true and clear. By our canoes or kayaks, no matter how we go, the history of the stream we’ll come to know.

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