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.

2015 Hike Schedule

Date Hike Route Length Meet/Park @ Hike Name
Jan. 18 Lock 6 to Lock 3 4.5 miles Lock 3 (IL. Rt. 29) Great Blue Heron
Feb. 15 Lock 30 to Lock 32 4.6 miles Lock 30 (Steel Dam) Bald Eagle
March 15 Bridge 59 to Bridge 62 4.2 miles IL. Rt. 92 (Bridge 56) Barred Owl
April 19 Lock 21 to Bridge 15 5.4 miles Bridge 15 (Visitor Center) Raccoon
May 17 Bridge 47 to Lock 33 4.9 miles Bridge 45 access (Rock Falls) Indigo Bunting
June 14 Lock 17 to Bridge 6 3.2 miles Lock 17 Wood Duck
July 19 Bridge 59 to Bridge 56 3.8 miles IL. Rt. 92 Red Tail Hawk
Aug. 16 Bridge 34 to Bridge 37 3.5 miles IL, Rt.82(Geneseo Campground) Woodcock
Sep. 20 Bridge 50 to Bridge 52 4.1 miles IL. Rt. 172 Cottonwood
Oct. 18 Bridge 17A to Bridge 15 4.8 miles Bridge 15 (Visitor Center) Water Snake
Nov. 15 Bridge 62 to Lock 22 4.9 miles Lock 22 Red Wing Blackbird
December No Hike – Happy Holidays

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