Canoeing the Illinois-Fox
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.