Paddle and hike - Ottawa, IL
Meet at the boat launch in (South) Ottawa at 10 am. Plan to paddle Fox and/or Illinois Rivers for 2-3 hours. This is a beautiful area with bluffs, islands and the Fox meandering up through Ottawa a bit. Let's hope for some fall foliage! Then head over to Mattheissen or Starved Rock for a couple hours of hiking/wandering around. Followed by dinner at the Cajun Connection in Utica.