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

This month’s hike will be from Bridge 33 to Bridge 28. This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.1 miles in length and it has been named the “Leopard Frog”. We will meet at Lock 23 at 1:30pm and then follow the leader to Bridge 28, where we will leave our vehicles and be shuttled to Bridge 33 to begin our hike. To get to Lock 23 follow the Canal signs north out of Atkinson.

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: Aug 16           Hike route: Lock 17 to Lock 21 Length: 3.2 miles  Meet at: Lock 21 (Lift Bridge)       Hike name: Kingfisher