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Hike with the Friends of the Canal

1:30 pm
The Friends of the Canal is a non-profit, volunteer group that supports the survival and development of the Hennepin Canal State Park and its trails. The Friends have generously donated historic photographs and brochures to the visitor center as well as their time in such organized activities as trash clean-ups along the canal. 

They host a group hike of the canal’s trails once a month, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Their vast knowledge of the canal and its history makes this opportunity the closest one can get to a guided tour of the Hennepin Canal trail system.  Hikes begin at one lock or bridge and end at another.  They organize a carpool to return to the starting point, so you can make it back to your vehicle without walking back the distance.  Come trek the canal trails with them any month - membership to the Friends is not required and there is no charge to participate.

The February 2018 hike will begin at Lock 30 and end at Lock 32. Lock 30 is located at the Steel Dam in Milan, IL. The hike is approximately 4.6 miles.  You may go your own pace and turn around at any point if you do not wish to hike the full distance. Guests are encouraged to dress weather appropriate and bring their own bottle of water.

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Event Type: 
Entertainment; Family Event; Hiking; Outdoor Event
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Begin at Lock 30-End at Lock 32 (located at the Steel Dam in Milan, IL.
DNR Park: 
Hennepin Canal
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