Canoeing on the Mississippi River with Wilderness Inquiry Saturday, September 8, 2018
We did it before...and we'll do it again! Canoeing on the Mississippi
Southeast Seniors and Wilderness Inquiry invite you, your family, and friends (all ages welcome) to join us on a fascinating Mississippi River adventure on Saturday, September 8. We will be exploring the Mississippi river north of Minneapolis in Wilderness Inquiry's voyager canoes. We will end our adventure at about 4:00 pm with a picnic at Boom Island park in Northeast Minneapolis-just upstream from Nicollet Island. There are 2 canoeing options. Both options will begin at Boom Island with busing to the spot at which we begin our adventure. The trips are being timed so that they both arrive at Boom Island at about 4:00 pm where everyone is invited to a picnic sponsored by SE Seniors.
Option 1 is a longer trip will put in at River Park. Canoeists will need to be at Boom Island at noon and ready to board the bus to River Park. The trip will be about 8 miles and take about 3 hours.
Option 2 is a shorter trip that will put in at North Mississippi Regional Park. Canoeists will need to be at Boom Island at 12:30 pm to board the bus to North Mississippi Regional Park. The trip will cover about 4.5 miles and will take about 2 hours.
Option 3 - Picnic only. Join the group about 4 pm for food and socializing. Play a game or two or just visit to find out how the canoeing went.
Participants in our 2016 Mississippi River trip from Hidden Falls to Harriett Island ranged in age from 3-93 years. The paddling is easy as it is greatly aided by the current of the river so that canoeists will be able to enjoy the mysteries and scenery of the river. All paddling and safety equipment will be provided by Wilderness Inquiry. Wilderness Inquiry has 40 years of experience in providing safe, exciting and nationally acclaimed adventures for persons of all ages, abilities and outdoor experience. Cost - please send in payment along with forms below Space for the two canoe trips is limited to 90 total participants - $45 per person Limited (25) openings for the picnic only for all friends of Southeast Seniors. Pre-register by completing the registration form below - $10 per person.
Please print the Registration form and Wilderness Inquiry Waiver below and send by September 1 with your payment to Southeast Seniors, 2828 University Ave. SE, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55414.