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Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail

Explorar El Lake Michigan Water Trail


Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail

Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail this summer at one or more of the following events! Enjoy the trail by paddling on Lake Michigan in large, guided, beginner-appropriate voyageur canoes, and learn about opportunities for recreation, education, and stewardship along Illinois’ northern Lake Michigan coast!  All events include beginner-friendly paddling experiences and other family friendly activities.  People of all ages, skill levels, and abilities are welcome – bring your family and connect to Lake Michigan! Please note that life vests and paddles will be provided.

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Waukegan Harbor (map)
Friday, August 3 | 1-7pm
Waukegan, IL 60085

Join us for a day of paddling, environmental stewardship, and learning at Waukegan Harbor! This event will feature guided, beginner friendly paddling for people of all ages and abilities, kids’ activities, water safety demonstrations, and more! The canoe trips, life vests, and paddles will be provided free of charge. It will be followed by Waukegan Night Out, featuring living history in the form of a French fur trader reenactor with a reproduction birchbark canoe, opportunities to see emergency vehicles up close, and a movie on the beach!

Waukegan Night Out | 5-8pm, 55 S. Harbor Place

These activities offer the amazing opportunity to learn more about the environment that you live in, engage with nature, and get involved with conservation in your community.

Wilderness Inquiry will lead the paddling. They are an international organization with the goal of connecting people of all backgrounds to the outdoors through sports, adventure, and travel.

There will also be a tent set up with a variety of informational tables and interactive exhibits/activities, including the following:

  • Monarch butterfly table hosted by Faith in Place
  • Invasive species education table hosted by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
  • Alliance for the Great Lakes information table
  • Clean Marina Initiative information table hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Water Trails information table hosted by Openlands

Let us know if you are planning to bring a large group! We can help with scheduling and travel. Contact paddle@openlands.org.

 


Explorar El Lake Michigan Water Trail

¡Explora el sendero acuático del lago Michigan en uno o más de estos eventos! ¡Disfrute remando en el lago Michigan en canoas de viajeros grandes, guiadas, apropiadas para principiantes y aprenda sobre oportunidades de recreación, educación y administración a lo largo de la costa norte del lago Michigan en Illinois! Todos los eventos incluyen experiencias para niños principiantes y otras actividades para la familia. ¡Personas de todas las edades, niveles de experiencia y habilidades pueden participar! ¡Trae a tu familia y conéctate al lago Michigan!

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Puerto de Waukegan (mapa)
Viernes, 3 de agosto | 1-7pm
Seguido por Waukegan Night Out, 5-8 pm, 55 S. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085

Este evento contará con remar dirigido para principiantes y personas de todas las edades y habilidades
Actividades para niños
Aprenda sobre seguridad del agua
¡Y más!

Seguido por Waukegan Night Out, que presentara historia viviente demonstrando la vida de un comerciante francés de pieles con una reproducción de una canoa de abedul, oportunidades para ver vehículos de emergencia de cerca, ¡y una película en la playa!

Háganos saber si planea traer un grupo grande! Podemos ayudar con la programación y proporcionar el transporte. Póngase en contacto con paddle@openlands.org.

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