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Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is a great are to see wildlife in the city and a great number of people living here don't even know it exists. I suggest doing one of the early evening cardio kayak classes during the summer and you'll get to see herons, seagulls,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Took two of the kids for a last-minute kayak trip on a cool but sunny Sunday afternoon. A quick search showed we didn't have to go all the way downtown; there's a launch on the river between Belmont & Addison, just west of Western Ave....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great evening paddle and dinner! We saw two types of herons and lots of ducks. The staff was very nice and helpful. It was our first kayak trip, and we were glad that we did.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Pam B
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you forget that Chicago has this peaceful river running through it under the hustle and bustle of the city. $15 for a single or $20 for a tandem kayak for 1 hour. You must travel north from Addison on the river , so you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Patrick_ODO
Reviewed June 1, 2016

I took my husband here as a surprise outing for his birthday just before Memorial Day, and we had a wonderful time! We rented a canoe because we’re not experienced kayakers, but I’ve steered a canoe before. It’s very handy that they provide the boat,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ecypert1081
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I've always loved kayaking in rural areas. When I decided to look for a location near home, I hit the "urban-nature" jackpot with this one. Along this route you won't get to see skyscrapers, but instead a more peaceful side of Chicago. I've taken multiple...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 8, 2015

Ditch the tourists and enjoy the North Branch of the Chicago River with the locals. The office of Chicago River Canoe & Kayak is housed in the new WMS Boathouse designed by Chicago architect, Jeanne Gang (www.rowchicago.com/clarkpark). We biked over on Thursday afternoon, without reservations....More

Date of experience: August 2015
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