“Find The Fox” 2020 Tour Series

Picture Yourself In A Boat On The River

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!

Calm waters solo canoeEach month’s trip is 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 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.

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 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.

Trip # Sunday Put-In Distance Take-Out Portage
#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

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.
 
TICKET SALES ARE PAUSED UNTIL IT’S SAFE TO CONDUCT CANOE TRIPS AGAIN.

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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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