The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, May 19.

This month’s hike will be from Bridge 47 to Lock 33 (Guard Lock) on the Feeder Canal. This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.9 miles in length and it has been named the “Indigo Bunting”.

We will meet at Bridge 45 access at 1:30 pm, where we will follow the leader to Lock 33; from there we will be shuttled to Bridge 47 to begin our hike. Bridge 45 is located on Route 40 across from the Days Inn in Rock Falls.

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:  June 16                                                                                                                                                                                           Hike route: Lock 17 to Lock 11  Length: 3.2 miles  Meet at: Lock 17                                                                                                 Hike name: Wood Duck