The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, March 17.

 This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.2 miles in length and it has been named the “Barred Owl”.

The hike will be on the feeder canal from Bridge 59 to Bridge 62. We will meet at Bridge 56 at 1:30 p.m. and then follow the leader to Bridge 62, where we will leave our vehicles and be shuttled to Bridge 59 to begin our hike. Bridge 56 is on Route 92, south of Sterling and four miles west of Route 40.

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: (email) or call 815-664-2403 (home)                                                           or log on to our website at: .

Next hike:  April 14                                                                                                                                                                                           Hike route: Lock 21 to Bridge 15  Length: 5.4 miles  Meet at: Bridge 15 (West parking lot, Visitors Ctr.)                                                                                        Hike name: Raccoon