The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, September 16.

This month’s hike will be on the feeder canal from Bridge 52 to Bridge 56.  The hike is 4.2 miles in length and it has been named the “Red Squirrel”. 

Hikers will meet at 1:30 pm at Bridge 56 on Route 92 four miles west of Route 40.  Route 92 is 13 miles south of Rock Falls on Route 40 or 12 miles north of I80, Exit 45 on 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: 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: October 21
Hike route: Lock 17 to Lock 11  Length: 3.2 miles  Meet at: Lock 17
Hike name: Wood Duck