Hike the Hennepin Canal


The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, March 17.

This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.2 miles in length and it has been named the “Barred Owl”.

The hike will be on the feeder canal from Bridge 59 to Bridge 62. They will meet at Bridge 56 at 1:30 p.m. and then follow the leader to Bridge 62, where they will be shuttled to Bridge 59 to begin the hike. Bridge 56 is on Route 92, south of Sterling and four miles west of Route 40.

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

You do not need to be a member of the Friends to join them on any of the hikes.

There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. They ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, email Ed Herrmann at [email protected], call (815) 664-2403, or log on to their website at www.friends-hennepin-canal.org.