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Event Calendar

Summer Kick-Off Paddle: Bring Your Own Boat

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 06/12/2021

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Fee: $10 per person.

Age: Ages 14 or older.

Contact Phone: 815.722.9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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Photo by Cindy Cain

Event Details

Please note: Wearing a mask is recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

Kick off the summer with an afternoon paddle with certified instructors at the confluence of the DuPage and Des Plaines rivers. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Previous kayaking experience is required, as this is a recreational program and not an instructional paddling program.


Event Requirements

Registration required by Thursday, June 10: 815.722.9470.


All participants must bring their own canoe or kayak and a personal floatation device. Meet at McKinley Woods — Kerry Sheridan Grove.

The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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