Urban Rivers: Southeast

Chicago, Illinois: Water Trails
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Tall kayaking

Chicago has the most renowned architecture of any U.S. city - and an opportunity to see it from the water in a sea kayak. True, you'll be dodging commercial watercraft instead of traffic. Call it extreme paddling, city-style. While you're tooling around, be sure to visit the Calumet River for some post-industrial anti-glamour. In fact, the entire area around Chicago offers some fine paddling. See Gary's article for the suggestions that will work for everybody from the rank beginner to the most experienced.


Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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