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Paddle Through History

Event information

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024

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

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 18 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum

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A person paddling a red kayak through the water. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Enjoy a little history as you paddle with certified instructors along the Des Plaines River. Discover the stories of voyageurs and early Isle a la Cache residents who traveled the river roads before us.


Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, June 26: 815-722-9301. 


Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle.

This is not an instructional program; previous kayaking experience is required, as this is a recreational program with upstream paddling. 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.