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African American Heritage Water Trail: Cal-Sag Channel-Major Taylor Bridge

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This sunset canoe event is brought to you by Openlands and Forest Preserves of Cook County.

Celebrate Openlands’ 60th anniversary by paddling the African American Heritage Water Trail on The Little Calumet River! Take a guided canoe ride through history and nature with Wilderness Inquiry’s canoe mobile. Experience the beauty of the river and learn about history on the west end of the trail such as themes in Civil Rights, including Major Taylor, the Village of Robbins, and the Robbins Airport.

The event begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Reserve your tickets now! All are welcome, no paddling experience is required.

This event is brought to you by Openlands and Forest Preserves of Cook County.

About Openlands

As innovative protectors and stewards of the land since 1963, Openlands exists to create access to nature for all. Through local alliances, forward vision, and persistent action, Openlands connects and leads conservation work, serving as a guiding voice for communities, organizations, and more effective policy in northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region


Little Calumet Boat Launch
Little Calumet Boat Launch in Blue Island Blue Island, IL 60406
Blue Island, IL 60406 United States
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