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Upcoming Events

Canoeing for Clues


Canoeing for Clues

Wednesday, July 06

3 PM - 4 PM

Adults, families with children ages 4 and up


Adults $10.00 $13.00
Between 4 and 17 $5.00 $7.00

This event requires registration.

Registration is open.

Important: Registration closes at 12:00AM CST the day of the program. Please register before then to reserve your spot.


Available seats: 9


Can you and your paddle partner(s) find all the lake ecology clues in an hour? Have fun searching Hastings Lake from a tandem canoe. Suitable for beginners, although paddling experience is preferred.

Brief on-land paddling instruction is provided prior to launching the canoes. Cost includes tandem canoe, paddle, life jacket, dry bag.

Staff and volunteers will be on the water and land to assist you, if needed.

Adult supervision required.

Minimum of two people registered per canoe team. Examples: 2 adult paddlers or 2 adult paddlers and up to 2 young children (ages 4-8, sitting in the canoe) or 1 adult paddler and 1 child paddler at least 9 years old.

Park in either the car-top launch lot or the lot by the playground and walk to the sandy launch.

Wear quick-dry clothes (no jeans, no 100% cotton fabric) and shoes with a heel strap and closed toes that will get wet (no flip-flops, Crocs or slides). Bring a water bottle.

Each participant must sign the waivers and wear a life jacket properly when on the water.

Contact Environmental Educator, Jenny Sazama 847-276-5382, with questions or to inquire about accommodations.

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Guest Speaker

Jenny Sazama

Hastings Lake 21155 W Gelden Road
Lake Villa, IL, 60046