Hike the Canal

Hike the Canal

You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at:  hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email) or 815-664-2403 (home). Our hike schedule is posted below, along with links to recaps and photos of our previous hikes. 2018 Hike Schedule

Date Hike Route Length Meet/Park @ Hike Name
Jan. 21 Br. 41 to Lock 29  3.7 miles Lock 29  (Colona) Woodchuck
Feb. 18 Lock 30 to Lock 32    4.6 miles Lock 30 (Steel Dam/Milan) Bald Eagle
March 18 Lock 22 to Bridge 23   5.7 miles Bridge 23 (IL Rt. 78) Mink
April 15 Bridge 47 to Bridge 50  4.0 miles Br. 50 (IL. Rt. 172) White Tail Deer
May 20 Lock 6 to Br.6 (Lock 11)  4.6 miles Lock 11 (Tiskilwa)  Snapping Turtle
June 10 Br. 37 to Lock 25   4.4 miles Geneseo Campground Cardinal
July 15 Bridge 28 to Bridge 33  4.1 miles Bridge 29 (Atkinson) Leopard Frog
Aug. 19 Lock 17 to Lock 21   3.2 miles Lock 21 (lift bridge) Kingfisher
Sep. 16 Bridge 52 to Bridge 56  4.2 miles Bridge 56 (IL. Rt. 92) Red Squirrel
Oct. 21 Lock 17 to Lock 11  3.2 miles Lock 17 Wood Duck
Nov. 18 Bridge 23 to Bridge 28   5.0 miles Bridge 23 (IL. Rt. 78) Muskrat
December No Hike – Happy Holidays      

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September  Hike Press Release

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