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Hike Four River Environmental Ctr to Lock Tenders House and Back...8+ miles!
The Four River's Environmental Center is a beautiful location along the path of the I & M Canal in Channahon, IL This park is right off of the I & M Canal and that is a nice trail that goes all the way beyond Ottawa. We will head to the lock tenders house at Channahon State Park and loop back the other direction to complete an 8 mile or so hike. Anyone who wants to go for a shorter distance or farther, certainly can. If you haven't been here before, it is very pretty, quite & peaceful. It follows the I & M canal towpath. Most of the trail is crushed limestone. There are outhouse style facilities at the starting point and then, again, at McKinley Woods, which is also on our path. The distance is up to the individual. Please bring: 1 liter of water and snacks Decent walking/hiking shoes Dress in layers and according to weather forecast Good attitude

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

25055 W Walnut Lane · Channahon, IL

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Looking for like minded individuals to come together for hikes and other outdoor activities to promote fitness and well-being. We walk at a very brisk pace. If that is not your current pace, feel free to come out, but please realize that people will probably walk faster than you at the beginning and you can eventually adapt to meet the pace of the group. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for yourself, your safety and your ability to complete a hike or event. If you begin the activity, you must be able to complete it or successfully see yourself back to your vehicle. The organizer and other members cannot take responsibility for you. We believe in encouraging others to reach new potential and health benefits, but to also be mindful of their own abilities and to be patient to slowly adapt your abilities. While I would like to hike locally, often, I am hoping to keep it interesting and to add other Starved Rock, Matthiessen State Park, etc.

It is mandatory to post a picture of yourself, simply for the purpose of members being able to recognize you when you are joining us on events. It is a courtesy so that we all feel safe and welcomed!

I am a Certified Life Coach and my business, BenVia Life Coaching, is taking on the role of sponsor (covering the cost of running the site/organizer dues) of this group. I hope you enjoy your time with us!

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