The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, October 21.

This month’s hike will be from Lock 17 to Lock 11. The hike is 3.2 miles in length and it has been named the “Wood Duck”.

We will meet at Lock 17 at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Lock 11 to begin our hike. The turnoff for Lock 17 is located approximately a mile east of Wyanet on Routes 6 & 34. Turn south off of Rt 6/34 onto 1600E, then west onto 1410N, and south onto 1550E.

The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.  You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.  There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend.  We ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email) or call 815-664-2403 (home)                                                                   or log on to our website at: www.friends-hennepin-canal.org .

Next hike: November 18
Hike route: Bridge 23 to Bridge 28    Length: 5.0 miles    Meet at: Br. 23 (IL. Rt. 78) 
Hike name: Muskrat