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Paddle the Menomonee River and Explore its Canals

Enjoy a nice morning kayaking with Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Cheryl Nenn, and Milwaukee Kayak Company as we paddle through the Menomonee Valley and explore it’s canals.

On this paddle, you will explore the lower Menomonee River and its industrial canals. The tour will take us past the Harley-Davidson Museum as we paddle the South Menomonee Canal and talk about issues associated with the Valley Power Plant as well as big changes made to that plant to improve water quality and air quality. We will turn around and check out the Burnham Canal and learn about efforts to remove contamination and restore this waterway to provide better wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities. If time permits, the tour will head up the main stem of the Menomonee River to the Emmber Lane boat launch and discuss the history of the Menomonee Valley and its impact on water quality.

Before you paddle, take a moment to review these FAQs: http://milwaukeekayak.com/faqs


Saturday Hours
9 am

Sunday Hours
Not offered

3 hours (2-2.5 hour paddle)

Ticket Type
Ticketed ($10)

Wheelchair Accessibility


Special Requirements
Participants must be 12+ to paddle their own kayaks. Schedule: 9:00 am – arrive; 9-9:30 am – introduction, instruction, fitting; 9:30 am – launch; 11:45 pm – return to dock