Friends of The Hennepin Canal

Preserve & Protect For Future Generations

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Trails and recreational activites.

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The Friends of Hennepin Canal was formed to preserve, protect, and enhance the park experience at the Hennepin Canal State Park. Funding supports maintenance, recreational, historical, and educational opportunities.


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Approved Recreational Activities

IDNR Approved Activities in the Hennepin Canal State Park Include: Picnicking, Hiking, Bicycling, Fishing, Boating, Canoeing, Camping, Equestrian Camping, Hunting, Snowmobiling,

Outdoor Fun For All Seasons

Biking &


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Monthly Hikes

Our Vision for Hennepin Canal State Park

1. Water Pumps

Wouldn’t it be great to have access to drinking water when enjoying enjoying outdoor activities at the Hennepin Canal?

2. Signs for Bridges & Locks


3. Working Bathrooms Along the Canal

4. Biking Events

5. Art in the Park Events

News & Announcements

2022 Friends of the Hennepin Canal Hike Schedule

You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. Hikes are scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of the month, starting at 1:30, except when noted by * We ask that you dress weather appropriately. For more detailed...

Hike the Canal – Press Release

The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be sponsoring its monthly Hike the Hennepin Canal outing on Sunday, January 18. This month’s hike will be from Lock 6 to Lock 3. We will meet a Lock 3 at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Lock 6 to begin our hike. Lock 3 is...

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