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. 2016 Hike Schedule

Date Hike Route Length Meet/Park @ Hike Name
Jan. 17 Bridge 41 to Lock 29 3.7 miles Meet at Lock 29 (Colona) Woodchuck
Feb. 21 Lock 30 to Lock 32 4.6 miles Lock 30 (Steel Dam/Milan) Bald Eagle
March 20 Lock 22 to Bridge 23 5.7 miles Bridge 23 (IL Rt. 78) Mink
April 17 Bridge 47 to Bridge 50 4.0 miles Bridge 50 (IL Rt. 172) White Tail Deer
May 15 Lock 6 to Br. 6 (Lock 11) 4.6 miles Lock 11 (Tiskilwa) Snapping Turtle
June 12 Bridge 37 to Lock 25 4.4 miles Geneseo Campground Cardinal
July 17 Bridge 28 to Bridge 33 4.1 miles Bridge 29 (Atkinson) Leopard Frog
Aug. 21 Lock 17 to Lock 21 3.2 miles Lock 21 (lift bridge) Kingfisher
Sep. 18 Bridge 52 to Bridge 56 4.2 miles Bridge 56 (IL Rt. 92) Red Squirrel 
Oct. 23 Lock 33 to Bridge 47 4.9 miles IL Rt. 40 (Rock Falls) Indigo Bunting
Nov. 20 Bridge 23 to Bridge 28 5.0 miles Bridge 23 (IL Rt. 78) Muskrat
December No Hike – Happy Holidays

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