Hike the Canal

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.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at:  hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email) or 815-664-2403 (home). Our hike schedule is posted below, along with links to recaps and photos of our previous hikes.

2014 Hike Schedule

Date Hike Route Length Meet/Park @  Hike Name
Jan. 19 Lock 17 to Lock 21  3.2 miles Lock 21 (Lift Bridge) King Fisher
Feb. 16 Lock 30 to Lock 32   4.6 miles Lock 30 (Steel Dam) Bald Eagle
March 16 Bridge 23 to Bridge 28  5.0 miles Bridge 23 (Rt. 78) Muskrat
April 27 Bridge 52 to Bridge 56 4.2 miles Bridge 56 (Rt. 92) Red Squirrel 
May 18 Bridge 15 to Bridge 17A  4.8 miles Bridge 15 (Visitor Center)  Water Snake 
June 8 Bridge 28 to Bridge 33  4.1 miles Bridge 29 (Atkinson Blacktop) Leopard Frog
July 20 Bridge 47 to Bridge 50 4.0 miles Bridge 50 (Rt. 172) White Tail Deer
Aug. 17 Bridge 41 to Lock 29  3.7 miles Lock 29 (Colona) Woodchuck
Sep. 21 Bridge 37 to Lock 25 4.4 miles Geneseo Campground (Rt. 82) Cardinal
Oct. 19 Lock 6 to Bridge 6 (Lock 11)  4.6 miles Lock 11 (Tiskilwa) Snapping Turtle
Nov. 16 Lock 22 to Bridge 23  5.7 miles Bridge 23 (Rt. 78) Mink
December No Hike – Happy Holidays      

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