How does this canoe trip work? Are we on the river in a big group? With a guide?
Karen L. asked on Dec 13, 2012
On the day of your reservation, you will start by parking and checking in at Larsen's Landing. You will be asked to present your Groupon, sign a liability waiver, and receive your rental life jackets. You will be shown the canoe take-out point so it looks familiar upon your return. You may or may not be starting with other groups of canoers, it just depends on the day. Once everyone checks in, you will take our bus up to the canoe launch. The two options for this deal are an 8 1/2 mile trip starting at Espencheid Forest Preserve, or a 5 1/2 mile trip starting at Kishwaukee Forest Preserve. You should indicate your desired trip when making your reservation. Once you get on the river, you are on your own and free to go as fast or as slow as you like. Most people choose to pack a cooler with snacks, lunch, and drinks to bring on the canoe trip. There are many sandbars and islands that are public if you want to stop along the way. There is no time limit on your canoe trip. We bring you upstream and you paddle/float your way back to Larsen's Landing where you have parked your car. The Kishwaukee River is easy flowing, has no motor boat traffic, and is perfect for paddlers of any skill level. Standard trips are NOT guided. However, we do offer guide service for an additional fee. Arrangements would need to be made in advance for a guided trip.
Steve L. from Merchant replied on Dec 13, 2012