Hike the Canal

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SHEFFILED – The Friends of the Hennepin Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, April 23.

This month’s hike will be from Lock 21 to Bridge 15. This portion of the hike is 5.4 miles in length and has been named the "Raccoon."

Participants will meet at Bridge 15 at the Visitor's Center in Sheffield at 1:30 p.m. where they will be shuttled to Lock 21 to begin the hike. The Hennepin Canal Parkway Visitor Center is located just west off of Route 40, south of interstate 80 (exit 54) and north of the Routes 6/34 and Route 40 intersection.

The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity to get to know the Canal by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small sections.

You do not need be a member of the Friends to join them on any of the hikes and there are no fees for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. They ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at [email protected] or call (815) 664-2403.