Press release submitted by Ed Herrmann|
The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be sponsoring its monthly Hike the Hennepin Canal outing on Sunday, February 17.
This hike is 4.6 miles in length and it has been named the "Bald Eagle hike" and promises to be exciting as we hope to get a glimpse of our nations' symbol – the bald eagles – as we start our hike at the Mississippi River.
Hikers will meet at the Steel Dam in Milan by 1:30 pm and will be shuttled to the Mississippi to begin our walk back. Directions are: take I80 to I280 to exit 15 in Milan onto E. 1st Ave (Airport Road) going towards Milan. Take the first road on the right (Frontage Road) and follow it to the right to 14th St NE past the warehouses back to the steel dam.
The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.
You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.