Input Needed for Lake Michigan Paddling Plan

With help from community leaders, a plan is being drafted to make it easier to enjoy Lake Michigan via kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding along the coast in North Chicago, Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion, and Winthrop Harbor. The public is invited to review the draft plan and provide suggestions that will strengthening it .

Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail in Lake County

Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail this summer at one or more of the following events! Enjoy the trail by paddling on Lake Michigan in large, guided, beginner-appropriate voyageur canoes, and learn about opportunities for recreation, education, and stewardship along Illinois’ northern Lake Michigan coast!

All events are free and include beginner-friendly paddling experiences and other family friendly activities. People of all ages, skill levels, and abilities are welcome – bring your family and connect to Lake Michigan! Life vests and paddles will be provided.

All skill levels welcome! Family friendly activities
Kayaking for Ages 10+ (7+ with a parent)

Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail in Lake County

Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail this summer at one or more of the following events! Enjoy the trail by paddling on Lake Michigan in large, guided, beginner-appropriate voyageur canoes, and learn about opportunities for recreation, education, and stewardship along Illinois’ northern Lake Michigan coast!

All events are free and include beginner-friendly paddling experiences and other family friendly activities. People of all ages, skill levels, and abilities are welcome – bring your family and connect to Lake Michigan! Life vests and paddles will be provided.

All skill levels welcome!  Family friendly activities
Kayaking and Canoeing for all ages