Friends of Hennepin Canal Hikes & Events
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (email) or 815-664-2403 (home). Our hike schedule is posted below, along with links to recaps and photos of our previous hikes. All hikes begin at 1:30 unless otherwise stated in the Facebook event!
|Date||Hike Route||Length||Meet/Park @||Hike Name|
|Jan. 15||Bridge 52 to Bridge 56||4.2 miles||Bridge 56 (IL. Rt. 92)||Red Squirrel|
|Feb. 19||Lock 30 to Lock 32||4.6 miles||Lock 30(Steel Dam/Milan)||Bald Eagle|
|Mar. 19||Lock 6 to Lock 3||4.5 miles||Lock 3 (Il. Rt. 29)||Great Blue Heron|
|Apr. 16||Lock 21 to Bridge 15||5.4 miles||Br. 15 (Visitor’s Ctr.)||Raccoon|
|May 21||Lock 33 to Br. 47||4.9 miles||Lock 33 Rock Falls||Indigo Bunting|
|June 11||Br. 41 to Lock 29||3.7 miles||Lock 29 (Colona)||Woodchuck|
|July 16||Br. 34 to Br. 37||3.5 miles||IL. Rt. 82 (Geneseo Campground)||Woodcock|
|Aug. 20||Br. 59 to Br. 56||3.8 miles||Br. 56 (IL. Rt. 92)||Red Tail Hawk|
|Sept. 17||Br. 50 to Br. 52||4.1 miles||Bridge 50 (IL. Rt. 172)||Cottonwood
|Oct. 15||Br. 15 to Br. 17A||4.8 miles||Br. 15 (West Parking Lot, Visitor’s Ctr.)||Water Snake|
|Nov. 19||Br. 62 to Lock 22||4.7 miles||Lock 22||Red Winged Blackbird|
|December||No Hike – Happy Holidays|