The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, January 20.

 This month’s hike will be from Lock 3 to Lock 6. The hike is 4.5 miles in length and it has been named the “Great Blue Heron”.

We will meet at Lock 3 at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Lock 6 to begin our hike. Lock 3 is located on the northwest side of Routes 26 & 29 in Bureau. To get to Bureau take Route 26 south out of Princeton or take I-80 to I-180, then get off on Route 26 & go east into Bureau.

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:  February 17                                                                                                                                Hike route: Lock 32 to Lock 30  Length: 4.6 miles  Meet at: Lock 30 (Steel Dam)                        Hike name: Bald Eagle