Learn and Launch River Kayaking Experience
Have you always wanted to paddle a kayak? Then it’s time to get your paddle on! We’ll give you a brief introduction on river paddling, then, we’ll get you into one of our premium kayaks for a 2-hour unguided paddle trip down your choice of local rivers. We’ll pick you up at the end of your trip and shuttle you back to your vehicle. Paddle and Trail has four locations located near some of the most scenic paddling rivers in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
Things we suggest you wear or bring for your paddling adventure: a towel, footwear that can get wet (not flip flops), sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, a change of clothes, a bottle of water. Dress comfortably, shorts are recommended. Trip size is limited to 14 people.
The value of the “Learn & Launch” River Kayaking Experience is $60 per person and includes a brief kayaking introduction, ½ day kayak rental including paddle and Personal Flotation Device, and shuttle services.
Learn and Launch River Kayaking Trips
Choose One These Locations:
FOX RIVER IN AURORA, IL – Meeting Point: Paddle and Trail of Aurora, 107 Spruce St., Aurora, IL Click Here for River Trip Map (Batavia to Aurora)
Saturdays at 8:30am - July 23, July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, Sept 24
Tuesdays at 11:00am – July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 20, Sept 27.
Wednesdays at 1:00pm – July 20, July 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28
Call the Aurora store 630-506-5706 to arrange for your “Learn & Launch” River Kayaking Experience on the Rock River in Aurora. (Closed Mondays)
ROCK RIVER IN ROCKFORD, IL Area – Meeting Point: Sinnissippi Park, 1040 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL (located at the south end of Sinnissippi Park) Click Here for River Trip Map (Hononegah Forest Preserve to Atwood Forest Preserve)
Saturdays at 8:30am -July 23, July 30, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept 17, Sept 24
Thursdays at 1:00pm – July 21, July 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25, Sept 1, Sept 8, Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29
Call the Loves Park store 815-636-9066 to arrange for your “Learn & Launch” River Kayaking Experience on the Rock River in Rockford area. (Closed Mondays)
ROCK RIVER IN BELOIT, WI Area – Meeting Point: Paddle and Trail of Beloit, 110 W. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI Click Here for River Trip Map (Beloit to Macktown Forest Preserve)
Sundays at 1:00pm – July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25
Mondays at 1:00pm – July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sept 5, Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26
Call the Beloit store 608-362-6521 to arrange for your “Learn & Launch” River Kayaking Experience on the Rock River in Beloit. (closed Tuesdays)
ROCK RIVER NEAR EDGERTON, WI (Lake Koshkonong area) – Meeting Point: Paddle and Trail on Lake Koshkonong at Fin’s Bar and Grill, 723 East Ellendale Road Click Here for River Trip Map (Fin’s Bar and Grill to Indianford Dam)
Fridays at 1:00pm – Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30.
Saturdays at 8:30am – July 23, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 10, Sept 17, Sept 24,
Call our toll-free number to arrange for your “Learn & Launch” River Kayaking Experience on the Rock River in Edgerton, WI.
For general questions about the GROUPON trips call our toll-free number .
Paddle and Trail has locations in Aurora, IL; Rockford, IL; Loves Park, IL; Beloit, WI and Edgerton, WI on Lake Koshkonong.