Take a hike on the Hennepin Canal | Community Spirit
ANNAWAN, Ill.--The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, February 17. This hike is 4.6 miles in length and it has been named the “Bald Eagle hike” and promises to be exciting as we hope to get a glimpse of our nations’ symbol – the bald eagles – as we start our hike at the Mississippi River.
Hikers will meet at the Steel Dam in Milan by 1:30 pm and will be shuttled to the Mississippi to begin our walk back. Directions are: take I80 to I280 to exit 15 in Milan onto E. 1st Ave (Airport Road) going towards Milan. Take the first road on the right (Frontage Road) and follow it to the right to 14th St NE past the warehouses back to the steel dam.
The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.
You don’t need to be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hike and it is FREE for hikers. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately and to bring water to drink.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: firstname.lastname@example.org (email) or call 815-664-2403
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