The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, October 13.

This month’s hike will be from Bridge 17A to Bridge 15. This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.8 miles in length and it has been named the “Water Snake”.

We will meet at Bridge 15 at 1:30 pm where we will be shuttled to Bridge 17A to begin our hike. Note that we will meet at the parking lot nearest Bridge 15 which is the smaller one west of the Visitor Center parking lot and is located right by Bridge 15. The Hennepin Canal Visitor’s Center is located near Sheffield off of Route 40, just north of the Rt. 6/34 and 40 intersections and just south of I80 (exit 45).

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 17                                                                                                                                                                                     Hike route: Bridge 62 to Lock 22  Length: 4.7 miles  Meet at: Lock 22                                                                                                Hike name: Red Winged Blackbird