Directions: Access to the canoe launch is on the south side of Wadsworth Road, on the east bank of the river, and is approximately 1/2 mile east of Route 41. The water trail winds through parts of the Lake County Forest Preserve District, past the Wetlands Demonstration Project, and Gurnee Woods. The trip ends at Gowe Park, just south of Highway 132.
Notes: This is a pleasant paddle through forest preserves in Lake County which can be challenging depending on conditions. Beware of obstacles such as beaver dams and log jams, which you should portage around. Forest Preserve volunteers work to keep the route clear, which is a ceaseless endeavor.
Always check United States Geological Survey (USGS) water data before your trip.