Event calendar

Summer Kick-off Paddle

Event information

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023

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

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 14 or older. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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Two women paddling over the water in kayaks. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Kick off the summer with a paddling tour of the confluence! We’ll provide all equipment for a relaxing trip on the river.

This program is for intermediate-level kayakers; some previous experience is required. Be sure to 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, June 16: 815-722-9470.


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.