Welcome to Friends of Hennepin Canal


Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

Volunteering Opportunities available you can make a difference contact Dianna.Skowera@Illinois.gov 
Unlocking the Secrets Click here
Compliments of Rock Falls Tourism www.visitrockfalls.com

Next Hike May 16 in Rock Falls meet at parking lot by Days Inn

Hikers meet at 1:30 pm at the location specified in the Hike Press Release for that month.
The “Hike the Hennepin Challenge” has been 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 sections.  You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.  There is no fee for the hikes.  We ask that you dress weather appropriately and bring a water bottle.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email), 815-664-2403 (home)
For ”Hike the Canal”  events info Click here.
For “Hike the Canal” press release with directions Click here.
The links and menu options here-in are of past events:
The Economic Impact of Canal Cruising in the Hennepin Canal Click here


The Friends are working on an Adopt -A-Trail project. If you are interested in helping to keep the canal clean, go to the following link and check out the sections that are available.
For Adopt-A-Trail Project Info:
Email: adopt-a-trail@friends-hennepin-canal.org
You can email completed forms or mail them to:
Friends of the Hennepin Canal
C/O Ray Sandrolini
821 25th Street
Peru, IL  61354
Adopt-A-Trail section info
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