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Sunset and Full Moon Paddle: FULL


Sunset and Full Moon Paddle: FULL

Thursday, August 11

7 PM - 9:30 PM



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Bring your own boat (canoe, kayak) and paddle gear. Inflatable watercraft not recommended. After a brief safety talk on-land, we will paddle onto Sterling Lake to view the sunset (7:58PM). Then we will paddle under the bridge to the east side to watch the full moon rise over the tree line (8:35PM). In case of unfavorable conditions for a paddle, the program may change to a hike rather than cancel.

Forms need to be completed for each participant. Download and fill these out prior to arriving so the group can be on the water in time for the sunset.

Participants are expected to wear appropriate paddle shoes that stay on (no flip-flops, Crocs or slides), follow safety guidelines stated by the program leader, and wear properly fitted life jackets at all times while on the water.

If the paddle changes to a hike, participants will be notified by email or phone call with details.

Meet at the Sterling Lake boat launch at Van Patten Woods. Entrance is off Hwy 173, just east of Hwy 41. PDF map is available to download along with the required forms.

Email with questions or to inquire about accommodations.

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Guest Speaker

Van Patten Woods 15838 West Route 173
Wadsworth, IL, 60083