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experience the river on the north side

This is a great are to see wildlife in the city and a great number of people living here don't even... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Wildlife in the Urban Jungle

Took two of the kids for a last-minute kayak trip on a cool but sunny Sunday afternoon. A quick... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Peter O
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“herons”(5 reviews)
“ducks”(4 reviews)
“coyote”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3400 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great evening paddle and dinner! We saw two types of herons and lots of ducks. The staff was very nice and helpful. It was our first kayak trip, and we were glad that we did.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 2 June 2016

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

Thank ecypert1081
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 9 August 2015

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

Thank Susan L
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