Start the New Year paddling in the Cook County Forest Preserves

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Here's an idea, you wacky canoe-enthusiats. Break out your paddles with Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin on Jan. 1 and explore the Forrest Preserves by boat.

The paddling starts Skokie Lagoons where canoes and kayaks begin their trip, traveling through Cook County's forest preserves to Linne Woods. Check out the details below.

Annual New Year's Day Paddle
January 1, 2009
9 A.M.
Note: Participants stagger their launch times; some arrive as early as 7:00 A.M. The last launch is at Noon.

Canoe Launch Location:

Forestway Drive just north of Willow Rd. Put-in is just below the Willow Road Dam. End point for the trip is at the horse bridge in Linne Woods south of Beckwith Road.

Travel north on the Edens and exit at Willow Road. Turn right (east) onto Willow Road. Travel approximately ½ mile and cross over the bridge. After crossing bridge, immediately turn left onto Forestway Drive. Look for the people and cars in the parking lot.

Participants must provide their own canoes or kayaks and it is recommended that they have some prior experience.

Got questions? Call Bill Koenig at the Forest Preserve District

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Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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