Canoeing the Illinois-Fox River, Wisconsin

This trip is of a very different character than the often marshy, sparsely populated stretch from Mukwonago to Tichigan Lake. On the average the river is a little wider here--typically 70-80 feet--has higher banks, and flows through an attractive wooded corridor. Beginning and ending in small attractive cities, the trip passes through a third community where an old mill dam must be portaged. The nearby Racine County Bicycle Trail parallels the river from Burlington to Waterford, providing an opportunity to peddle and paddle at the same time.

Expert paddler Mike Svob has been canoeing and kayaking the rivers of the Midwest for 30 years. He paddled more than a thousand miles to complete these books. Below are brief descriptions of the canoe trips that Mike goes into detail with in his books with maps. The maps are very useful, showing rapids, take in and take out points and other things of interest.