Fri, Jul 30 | Prairie du Chien

O.W.L.S. - Voyager Canoes on the Mississippi

Clinton County Conservation Board is partnering with us to offer a unique paddle on the Mississippi River in their voyager canoes. Join us and travel back in time to experience the Mississippi the way early French explorers did. Explorers like Marquette and Joliet who came to trade furs and explore
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O.W.L.S. - Voyager Canoes on the Mississippi

Time & Location

Jul 30, 9:30 AM
Prairie du Chien, St Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, USA

About the Event

“Voyager Canoes on the Mississippi”

Friday, July 30th, 8:30 a.m. Launch at 9:30a.m.

Reservations Required Meet at Osborne

Clayton County Conservation is pleased to announce the next Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls. This year’s theme is “O.W.L.S Favorites” and programs take inspiration from past favorites to offer participants a wide variety of topics and trips. This month’s program will be a paddle on the Mississippi River. The event will be held on Friday, July 30th.

Clinton County Conservation Board is partnering with us to offer a unique paddle on the Mississippi River in their voyager canoes. Join us and travel back in time to experience the Mississippi the way early French explorers did. Explorers like Marquette and Joliet who came to trade furs and explore the Upper Mississippi River in 1673.

No paddling experience needed in these boats that hold 14 passengers each providing plenty of manpower. Just climb into one of the 29-foot cargo canoes, aptly named “The Marquette and The Joliet”. Clayton and Clinton County Naturalists will teach you how to paddle them while we sing “Alouetté,” a French-Canadian folk song once popular among "voyageurs" to keep cadence as they paddled.

Please meet at Osborne at 8:30 a.m. for a car caravan to the river. After the program there will be the option of lunch at a local restaurant for those who wish to dine out. You must reserve a spot to crew a canoe.

Register by calling (563) 245-1516

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