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Guided Nature Paddle


Guided Nature Paddle

Sunday, July 31

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM



Adults $10.00 $13.00

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: 1


Explore nature from a different perspective--on the water in a solo kayak. We will paddle the lake at Independence Grove, highlighting its unique features and some of its inhabitants. Suitable for beginners, although paddling experience is preferred.

Brief on-land paddling instruction is provided prior to launching the kayaks. Cost includes solo kayak, paddle, life jacket, dry bag.


Park in lot K and meet at the North Bay kiosk.

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

Independence Grove 16400 West Buckley Road
Libertyville, IL, 60048
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