“Find The Fox” 2019 Tour Series

Picture Yourself In A Boat On The River

Friends of the Fox River will conduct a series of ten guided, interpretive canoe trips on five different sections of the Fox River from spring through late fall. These trips will explore the river and its relationship with the land that creates it, and special natural areas along the Fox River. Get to know the Fox River from the river’s point of view!

Calm waters solo canoeEach month’s trip will be on a different section of the river from Algonquin in the spring down to Oswego in the fall.

Trip details vary depending on the trip and weather. For most trips we meet at the “put-in” at 9am, shuttle the cars to the “take-out”, drivers return to the “put-in” and we launch mid-morning. Trips usually end around noon to early afternoon.

You will receive an email with complete information for your trip following your registration.

Tour fees are for a guided and interpreted trip. These trips support the work of Friends of the Fox River to preserve, restore, and protect the Fox River watershed’s resources by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration, and advocacy.

Trip Fees: Adults $25, Members, Students and seniors $20, Children 6 – 12 years $10.

Canoe Trips

Friends of the Fox River’s guided, interpretive canoe trips will begin on Sunday, June 16, 2019 and continue on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month until the last trip on Sunday, October 27th. Experienced canoe guides will lead each trip. Trip fees are per person and include canoe, gear, a pre-trip paddling skills and safety review, and a few stories about the river, it’s history, it’s hero’s, and what’s going on with the river today.

Individuals and groups can arrange private, customized canoe trips by calling Gary at 773-590-0710 (cell 8a – 8p only please).

Trip Fees: Adults $25, Members, Students and seniors (65 +) $20, Children 6 – 12 years $10.

Trip # Sunday Put-In Distance Take-Out Portage
#1 June 16, Cornish Park, Algonquin 3.5 miles Fox River Shores Boat Ramp  
#2 June 30, Cornish Park, Algonquin 3.5 miles Fox River Shores Boat Ramp  
#3 July 14, Carpentersville dam 3.85 miles Voyageurs Landing Boat Launch  
#4 July 28, Carpentersville dam 3.85 miles Voyageurs Landing Boat Launch  
#5 Aug. 11, Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch 4.35 miles Ferson Creek Park  
#6 Aug. 25, Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch 4.35 miles Ferson Creek Park  
#7 Sept. 8, Glenwood Park 3.88 miles Illinois Ave. Boat Launch N. Aurora Dam
#8 Sept. 22, Glenwood Park 3.88 miles Illinois Ave. Boat Launch N. Aurora Dam
#9 Oct. 13, Mongomery 5.8 miles Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego  
#10 Oct. 27, Mongomery 5.8 miles Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego  

#13 Special MEMBERS ONLY canoe trip: Sunday, September. 15, 2019
The Dells of the Fox – Sheridan to Wedron 11 miles $25/member

To register

1. Scroll down and chose the type and number of tickets for the trip you want from the list below.
2. Fill in all information for all attendees (used only for trip planning and to bring the correct sized gear for each paddler).
3. Scroll down and click the “Update Cart” button.
4. Check that your information, trip date(s), number and type of tickets are correct. Then click the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
5. Fill in your billing information and click the “Proceed to PayPal” button.
You can pay with your credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account.

Tickets

16 available
Trip 13 - Lower Fox - FOFR & Enviro Defenders/McHenry members only$25.00The Dells of the Fox - Sheridan to Wedron 11 miles
13 available
Trip #8 Adult on 9/22$25.00Glenwood Park, Batavia to portage around N. Aurora dam, to take-out at Illinois Avenue Boat Ramp, Aurora – 3.9 miles
9 available
Trip #8 Member/Student/Senior on 9/22$20.00Glenwood Park, Batavia to portage around N. Aurora dam, to take-out at Illinois Avenue Boat Ramp, Aurora – 3.9 miles
6 available
Trip #8 Child on 9/22$10.00Glenwood Park, Batavia to portage around N. Aurora dam, to take-out at Illinois Avenue Boat Ramp, Aurora – 3.9 miles
15 available
Trip #9 Adult on 10/13$25.00N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles
10 available
Trip #9 Member/Student/Senior on 10/13$20.00N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles
6 available
Trip #9 Child on 10/13$10.00N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles
15 available
Trip #10 Adult on 10/27$25.00N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles
10 available
Trip #10 Member/Student/Senior on 10/27$20.00N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles
6 available
Trip #10 Child on 10/27$10.00N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles

Friends of the Fox River mission is to preserve, restore and protect the Fox River Watershed’s resources by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration and advocacy.

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