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This is a great are to see wildlife in the city and a great number of people living here don't even know it exists. I suggest doing one of the early evening cardio kayak classes during the summer and you'll get to see herons, seagulls,...More
Took two of the kids for a last-minute kayak trip on a cool but sunny Sunday afternoon. A quick search showed we didn't have to go all the way downtown; there's a launch on the river between Belmont & Addison, just west of Western Ave....More
Sometimes you forget that Chicago has this peaceful river running through it under the hustle and bustle of the city. $15 for a single or $20 for a tandem kayak for 1 hour. You must travel north from Addison on the river , so you...More
I took my husband here as a surprise outing for his birthday just before Memorial Day, and we had a wonderful time!
We rented a canoe because we’re not experienced kayakers, but I’ve steered a canoe before. It’s very handy that they provide the boat,...More
I've always loved kayaking in rural areas. When I decided to look for a location near home, I hit the "urban-nature" jackpot with this one.
Along this route you won't get to see skyscrapers, but instead a more peaceful side of Chicago. I've taken multiple...More
Ditch the tourists and enjoy the North Branch of the Chicago River with the locals. The office of Chicago River Canoe & Kayak is housed in the new WMS Boathouse designed by Chicago architect, Jeanne Gang (www.rowchicago.com/clarkpark). We biked over on Thursday afternoon, without reservations....More