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Why You Should Be In This Canoe

By Gary Swick The debate over whether to choose a plastic or paper bag is pretty even when comparing their environmental footprints. However, in considering a few particular situations like holding wet items for example, or the bag’s likelihood to become long term litter, the choice is a different story. The choice of canoe or … Read more

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Second Saturday Outdoor Family Adventure

You and your family are invited to join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month as we explore special places along the Fox River and throughout its watershed. Learn what a watershed is. See how the Fox River was formed, Visit the special natural areas that make the Fox River Valley an important ecosystem, … Read more

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Find the Fox Canoe Trip #9

Find The Fox Canoe Trip #9  N. River Street Park, Montgomery to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles This trip begins at a riverside park in Montgomery and continues through the town’s wooded river corridor. We’ll pass the confluence of Waubonsee Creek in Oswego, paddle through the wooded islands downstream of the town … Read more

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Find the Fox Canoe Trip #7

Find The Fox Canoe Trip #7 Glenwood Park, Batavia to Illinois Avenue Boat Ramp, Aurora – 3.9 miles We’ll set out on this trip from a lovely riverside forest preserve on the south side of Batavia and paddle between wooded islands all the way down to the short portage at the North Aurora Dam. Then … Read more

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Find The Fox Canoe Trip #6

Find The Fox Canoe Trip #6 Jon Duerr Woods to Ferson Creek Park – 4.45 miles We’ll begin our trip at the Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch at a geologically interesting place on the river. We’ll paddle past the “Five Islands”, around the largest and sharpest big bend in the river. Then it’s an easy … Read more

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Find The Fox Canoe Trip #5

Find The Fox Canoe Trip #5 Jon Duerr Woods to Ferson Creek Park – 4.45 miles We’ll begin our trip at the Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch at a geologically interesting place on the river. We’ll paddle past the “Five Islands”, around the largest and sharpest big bend in the river. Then it’s an easy … Read more

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Find the Fox Canoe Trip #1

River Trip #1 Cornish Park, Algonquin to Fox River Shores Forest Preserve Boat Ramp – 3.5 miles This season’s river trips starts out easy with the shortest trip of the series. After a brief paddling skills review and safety talk, we’ll put in from Cornish Park. We’ll start out paddling in shallow water with occasional … Read more

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Find The Fox Canoe Trip #10

Find The Fox Canoe Trip #10 Hudson Crossing, Oswego to Saw Wee Kee Park, Oswego – 5.8 miles This trip begins at paddle through the wooded islands downstream of the town to our final take-out at Saw Wee Kee Park. Please order tickets here: https://friendsofthefoxriver.org/find-the-fox-2018-tour-series/

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Find the Fox Canoe Trip #4

Canoe Trip #4 Carpentersville Dam to Voyageur’s Landing, Elgin – 3.85 miles This trip begins just downstream of the Carpentersville Dam.  We’ll paddle through the pleasant urban corridor of Carpentersville and East and West Dundee. For the last mile or so of the trip the river broadens out as it begins to pool above the … Read more