North Branch Wilderness Paddle

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Group: Friends of the Chicago River

When: Saturday, September 16, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Linne Woods

Cost: $50/adult; $20/child


Join us on our most adventurous trip of the season on Saturday, September 16! This is a beautiful, intimate, meandering stretch of river that passes through many protected landscapes. The highly forested setting allows paddlers to get away from the bustle and noise of the city and presents canoeists with the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife and enjoy this special hidden nature nestled within our urban landscape. The “wild” setting will require paddlers to get in and out of their boats occasionally along potentially uneven and muddy ground as we move around obstacles like dams and debris. Depending on river levels, some walking in the river may also be required in shallow water.

We will meet at Linne Woods (6308 W Dempster St, Morton Grove) at 9:30 a.m., take a shuttle bus up to Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview, and paddle down the North Branch of the Chicago River back to our cars. We will stop for lunch (please bring your own!) during the trip, and will finish up around 3:30 p.m. Total distance paddled: ~3.5 miles.

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