August 12, Friday,6-7:30 PM and
August 13, Saturday, 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Early registration begins July 15 (ages 16+)
Enjoy a float from Trail of Tears State Park to Red Star Access on North America’s largest river—the mighty Mississippi! Eat lunch on a sandbar and explore the river with expert guides. This is for experienced paddlers only and participants must attend the Friday night session about navigation, river flows, hazards, and other important information in order to participate in the float.
Birding by Canoe
October 15 • Saturday • 8 AM–3 PM
Registration begins October 1 (ages 10+)
Join us as we canoe the open marshlands of Duck Creek Conservation Area in search of wetland species. Frank Nelson, MDC Wetland Ecologist, will lead the excursion. Age 10-17 welcome with a participating and registered adult.