Hike the Canal – Press Release

The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on

Sunday, May 20.


 This month’s hike will be from Lock 6 to Bridge 6 (Lock 11).  This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.6 miles in length and it has been named the “Snapping Turtle”.


 We will meet at Lock 11, just north of Tiskilwa at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Lock 6 to begin our hike.  Directions to Lock 11 are to take Main Street south out of Princeton and continue on that road until you cross the canal.  The lock will then be on your left.


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: June 10

Hike route: Bridge 37 to Lock 25  Length: 4.4 miles  Meet at: Geneseo Campground

Hike name: Cardinal


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