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Paddle Illinois
Water Trails
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Paddle Illinois Water Trails

About Us

The Northeastern Illinois water trails system encompasses 10 waterways, offering a variety of experiences, ranging from creeks that flow through densely wooded forest preserves to the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago. Paddle Illinois Water Trails was created to inform people where they can paddle in Northeastern Illinois, what to expect to see on the different water trails, and to connect people to other resources about paddling in the region. Paddle Illinois Water Trails was created by Openlands, as part of our work connecting people to nature. Openlands encourages you to share your trips and what you experienced with other paddlers. When you paddle a trail, share it in the comments on the trail page!
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