It's Father's Day weekend and for some reason that means canoes.
Two canoe events in the Northern suburbs this weekend caught our
First there's the Heller Nature Center's event at Skokie
Lagoons on Friday night, June 15. Their certified canoe
teachers will provide the water craft, paddles, personal flotation
devices (didn't they used to be called life jackets?) and
instruction for your family to learn the fine art of canoeing. When
you dress, assume it's going to be colder than it is. And you might
want to bring a change of clothes for after.
There is a maximum of four participants (two adults & two
children or three adults) per canoe. Children must be accompanied
by a participating adult. You can register online (the link is at the top of the
page) or call the Park District of Highland Park at (847)579-3128
as their website is a bit confusing.
On Saturday, June 16, the Chicago Botanic
Garden is partnering with the Friends of the Chicago River
in a day before Father's Day canoe adventure. Bob Kirschner, the
Garden's aquatic biologist, will guide familes through the lakes
and will explain the Garden's shoreline restoration program.
The adventure is for families of all skill levels. Instruction
and all the paraphanalia will be provided. For more
information or to purchase tickets visit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847)
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