• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/15/2014, 06/21/2014, 07/12/2014, 07/20/2014, 07/26/2014, 08/16/2014, 08/23/2014, 08/30/2014, 09/06/2014, 09/20/2014, 09/27/2014, 10/04/2014, 10/11/2014

    Location: varies | Map Fee Information: varies Contact Name: Wilderness Inquiry Contact Email: info@wildernessinquiry.org Contact Phone Number: (612) 676-9400 or (800) 728-0719
Looking for adventure in the heart of the Twin Cities? Explore the Mighty Mississippi River up close and personal on a half-day guided canoe trip. Paddling the Mississippi in one of our beautiful 24-foot cedar strip canoes is easy, fun, and affordable--everyone enjoys it! Built by hand in St. Paul, MN, these Voyageur canoes seat up to nine people. You’ll be paddling in community!

These popular adventures take place in our local National Park – the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area - an urban gem that winds its way through our cities from Coon Rapids to Hastings. You will discover wildlife—eagles, heron, fox, mink, and turtles—to name just a few. Experience the amazing human history of the River and learn how those who paddled before us have used it. You and your kids will be amazed at the story the river tells!

How it Works: You will paddle one of three routes that are chosen depending upon water levels and other factors. Each route takes 3-4 hours, with about 2 hours of actual paddling time. We provide water and snacks, but you should bring a bag lunch—coolers are provided. There are bathrooms at the beginning and end of each trip. We will shuttle you back to your car after the trip is over. Detailed instructions on your route and where to meet will be sent upon confirmation of your participation.

The trip will start with paddling and safety instruction provided by Wilderness Inquiry guides. There will be a trained guide in the stern (back) of each canoe to ensure safety and a fun trip for everyone. National Park Service Rangers will accompany us on most trips to provide cultural and natural history interpretation.