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$75 for a Kishwaukee River Canoe Trip for Four from Larsen's Landing Outfitters ($140 Value)

Canoe the Kish

95% of 95 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

After learning basic paddling techniques, duos take canoes on leisurely drifts past the Kishwaukee River's scenery and abundant wildlife

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 1st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather and canoe availability. Reservation required. Only valid for Kishwaukee Forest Preserve Canoe trips. Not valid on Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Canoeing along a riverbank lets you get close to wildlife, much like sharing a strawberry with an elk. Share the great outdoors with this Groupon.

Canoeing along a riverbank lets you get close to wildlife, much like sharing a strawberry with an elk. Share the great outdoors with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $75 for a Kishwaukee River canoe trip for four ($140 value)

Canoe trips begin with basic paddling instructions from the Larsen's Landing staff. Pairs are then driven to the launch site at the Kishwaukee Forest Preserve, 5.5 miles upstream —and set off in a rental canoe. The river's gentle flow makes for easy travel. Customers can order box lunches for an additional charge when they make their reservation, which must be made and paid for at least one week in advance. Click here for FAQs and tips about what to bring. This Groupon is not valid on Saturday.

Larsen's Landing Outfitters

Though Larsen's Landing Outfitters has always been family owned, the stretch of wilderness under its care has two additional overseers: a pair of eagles. The birds patrol 30 acres of sheltered trails, two open fields, and miles of marshes, watching visitors as they paddle rental canoes and kayaks down the pristine Kishwaukee River, which has been rated as one of the three cleanest rivers in the state. Visitors aren't alone, though. Beavers, turtles, otters, and sandhill cranes make their homes on the bank, sharing the shore with endangered black terns and mulberry wing butterflies. They move amidst towering trees, including the sycamores that gave the river its name, a Potawatomi word for river of the sycamore.

Like a grumpy scorpion, the river's flourishing ecosystem benefits from minimal and respectful human contact. Larsen's Landing Outfitters preserves this status while still permitting visitors to explore the environment. The staff plans canoe, kayak, and camping trips with package options, from tutorials on steering a boat to picnic buffets. Travelers can park their vessels at any point to indulge in a swim, go fishing, or relax on a sandbar—and at overnight sites, campfires and pig roasts imbue the air with nostalgic, smoky aromas.


95% of 95 customers recommend

  • “If you want a day of relaxing fun, this is it.”

  • “Though we came there without a reservation, the owner was trying his best to accommodate our trips. Thank you for a great service.”

  • “Would go again. Relaxing!”

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    Canoe the Kish

    1951 New Milford School Rd

    Rockford, Illinois 61109


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