Friends of the Fox River conducts a series of ten guided, interpretive canoe trips on five different sections of the Fox River from spring through late fall. These trips 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!
Trip details vary depending on the trip and weather. For most trips we meet at the “put-in” at 9 am, shuttle the cars to the “take-out”, drivers return to the “put-in”, and then 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.
Friends of the Fox River’s guided, interpretive canoe trips WERE SCHEDULED TO begin on Sunday, June 7, 2020 and continue on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month until the last trip on Sunday, October 18th. All canoe trips are cancelled during the COVID-19 shelter in place orders are lifted, and when launch sites re-open for public use. Check our Facebook page, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter for notice of when our canoe trips will resume.
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 8 am – 8 pm only please).
Trip Fees: Adults $25, Members, Students and seniors (65 +) $20, Children 6 – 12 years $10.
TICKET SALES WILL RESUME WHEN IT’S SAFE TO CONDUCT CANOE TRIPS AGAIN.
|#1||June 7,||Cornish Park, Algonquin||3.5 miles||Fox River Shores Boat Ramp|
|#2||June 21,||Cornish Park, Algonquin||3.5 miles||Fox River Shores Boat Ramp|
|#3||July 5,||Carpentersville dam||3.85 miles||Voyageurs Landing Boat Launch|
|#4||July 19,||Carpentersville dam||3.85 miles||Voyageurs Landing Boat Launch|
|#5||Aug. 2,||South Elgin||5.0 miles||Red Gate private landing|
|#6||Aug. 16,||South Elgin||5.0 miles||Red Gate private landing|
|#7||Sept. 6,||Glenwood Park||3.88 miles||Illinois Ave. Boat Launch||N. Aurora Dam|
|#8||Sept. 20,||Glenwood Park||3.88 miles||Illinois Ave. Boat Launch||N. Aurora Dam|
|#9||Oct. 4,||Montgomery||5.8 miles||Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego|
|#10||Oct. 18,||Montgomery||5.8 miles||Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego|
#11 Special MEMBERS ONLY canoe trip: Sunday, September. 27, 2020
The Dells of the Fox – Sheridan to Wedron 11 miles $35/ FOFR members only
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.