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Self-Guided Float Trips with Shuttle Service
May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on May 5, 2018 at 9:00am
One event on May 12, 2018 at 9:00am
One event on May 19, 2018 at 9:00am
The Hancock Park District is facilitating a series of Self-guided Float Trips with Shuttle Service this spring. Canoeists and kayakers will have the opportunity to see wildlife, enjoy scenic beauty, and spend quality time together in the great outdoors.
Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing is a popular half-day trip on the Blanchard River Water Trail. At 9.3 miles, it is scenic, it has no foreseeable obstacles or portages, and there are bends, narrow sections, and riffles to make it interesting and fun. Wildlife sightings are common. Without stops and with strong and steady paddling, this trip should take approximately 3 hours.
Trip #1 Saturday, April 28 at 9 AM
Trip #2 Saturday, May 5 at 9 AM
Trip #3 Saturday, May 12 at 9 AM
Trip #4 Saturday, May 19 at 9 AM
Storm Date: If the trip is cancelled due to rain, thunder, and lightning, strong wind, or flooding, it may be rescheduled for the following day.
Meet at Blanchard Landing at 9 AM (located on S.R. 235, south of U.S. 224 West). Adults and youth ages 16 and 17 (youth under the age of 16 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older). The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 AM. Canoeists and kayakers will be transported to Liberty Landing. Watercraft availability includes tandem canoes and solo kayaks. Specify watercraft preference when registering. The weight limit for a kayak is 275 pounds.
Signing an Assumption of Risk/Liability Release/Waiver of all Claims form and/or a Parental Consent form is required. Forms will be available at Liberty Landing prior to the trip.
Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Wool, fleece, and fast drying clothes, and an extra set of clothes and towel in a water resistant bag, such as a dry bag are recommended in spring when air and water temperatures are cold. Snacks
and water or Gatorade in a small cooler can be brought along on the trip (alcohol is not permitted). Canoes, kayaks, personal floatation devices, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.
Participants must have the ability to swim.
Maximum 10 (two participants per canoe)
Register in-person at the Hancock Park District or click here to register by 4:30 PM on the Friday prior to the trip.