Group ‘Hike the Canal’ outing planned Aug. 15

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BUREAU COUNTY - The Friends of the Canal will hold their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, Aug. 15. This hike, which is 3.5 miles in length, has been named “Woodcock” and goes from Bridge 34 to Bridge 37.

Hikers will meet at Bridge 37 (Geneseo Campground) at 1:30 p.m. and be shuttled to Bridge 34 to begin the hike. The Geneseo Campground is located on Route 82 north of Geneseo and on the north side of the canal.

There is no fee for the hikes. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and bring a friend, but please dress weather appropriately.

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. Participants need not be members of the Friends to join any of the hikes.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann by e-mail at hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org, call him at (815) 664-2403 or log on to their website at www. friends-hennepin-canal.org.

The next hike is planned for Sept. 19.