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...

Devoted to preservation

STERLING – A man who loved the Hennepin Canal in childhood, then devoted his career to preserving the 105-mile national landmark, has retired after 3 decades of working to transform the abandoned shipping route into a recreational state park. Steve Moser grew up along...

Local Historic Site Could Boost Economy

Nicole Murphy Reporter 12:52 AM CDT, June 13, 2009 SHEFFIELD, Illinois – A 100-year-old historical site could be a source of new money for the Quad Cities. Friends of the Hennepin Canal envision boats being able to transport tourists up and down a 50 mile...