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Upcoming Events

Walk and Paddle


Walk and Paddle

Saturday, September 17

1 PM - 3 PM



Email with questions or to join a waitlist.





Take a walk with a naturalist on the trails at Lake Carina to see the wildlife of summer. Then get into solo kayaks to seek a new perspective of wildlife from the water. 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.

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, April Vaos 847-276-5386, with questions or to inquire about accommodations.

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Guest Speaker

April Vaos

Lake Carina 33919 Highway 21
Gurnee, IL, 60031

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