Fall Colors Wilderness Paddle
Join us on our most adventurous trip of the season, the Fall Colors Wilderness Paddle! This peaceful, intimate, meandering stretch of river passes through many of our beautiful forest preserves. The highly forested setting allows paddlers to get away from the bustle and noise of the city and presents canoeists with the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife and enjoy this special hidden nature nestled within our urban landscape.
The “wild” setting will require paddlers to get in and out of their boats occasionally along potentially uneven and muddy ground as we move around obstacles like dams and debris. Depending on river levels, some walking in the river may also be required in shallow water. This is a family-friendly event, but can be a long day for younger river lovers. We leave to parents to decide if their children are up for this adventure. Ages 5 and up are welcome, 10 and up can paddle.
Tickets are sold BY BOAT, at $100 per boat. Each canoe seats two paddlers. Discounts available for Friends members and Centennial Volunteers.