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Morning Paddle

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 18 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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Kayaks lines up along the shore. Photo by Cindy Cain

Event details

Enjoy a morning 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.


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Aug. 18: 815-722-9470.


Previous kayaking experience is required, as this is a recreational program and not an instructional paddling program. All equipment is provided, including life jackets.

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.