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MAKANDA, ILLINOIS

Canoeing and Kayaking Southern Illinois Wetlands and Lakes

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Program #17381RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Marlene from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/02/14 - 06/05/14
Do not let the words swamp turn you off to this trip it was a great surprise to me. Look up the difference for swamp and bog.

Dean from Milwaukee, WI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/21/13 - 10/24/13
We have been canoeing on a variety of rivers in the mid-west and this is our 2nd Road Scholar canoe vacation. Land for Learning organized a great 3 days even for the more experienced. It was exciting to see that so many came make a decision about canoeing or kayaking for their continued recreation. This evening I opened my bucket list and saw a list of the top 25 state parks from Midwest Living-the Cache River is on their list and I have wrote another one off my list. We highly also recommend Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River WI as that was our first Road Scholar Canoe Trip. Rose Mary and Dean Milwaukee WI

Carolyn from Gravois Mills, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/21/13 - 10/24/13
I just participated in my second Road Scholar adventure and I have an upcoming third trip in less than a week. The Road Scholar trips are what is promoted and so much more. Each trip invigorates me, whets my interests, provides me with great physical challenges and inspires me to search for my next adventure. Great job, Road Scholar! Carolyn from Missouri

Becki from Logansport, IN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/21/13 - 10/24/13
Loved this program, out on the water and learning a new skill....paddling. It was fun and the crew were great. Great for someone wanting to learn kayaking. Thanks Curt, Al, and Teresa for a great trip.

Zola from Anderson, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/21/13 - 10/24/13
I very much enjoyed my time with Land for Learning. Curt, Al, and Teresa are competent, fun, and patient leaders. If you like being outdoors on water in a canoe or want to learn canoeing or kayaking, this is a great trip to join.

Elma from Howe, IN Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 06/03/13 - 06/06/13
This is a very good program with knowledgable leadership. Canoeing the Cache River was very interesting, and not something I would have attempted on my own. The leaders were very accommodating of the wishes of the participants. It's a good opportunity to try a variety of canoes and kayaks to find out which you like best. The park lodge where we stayed was beautiful and the park itself had a lot to offer beyond our canoeing field trips. I would recommend adding a couple of extra days to explore the park, or other state parks in the area, particularly the Tunnel Hill State Park Rail Trail which is 45 miles long and less than an hour' drive away. Also, if you enjoyed this trip, consider the Road Scholar programs at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River, WI. They are slightly longer and very good for both beginners and experienced paddlers.

Charles from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/20/13 - 05/23/13
Curt and Crew opened new vistas to a place that I grew up in as a child and teenager. I saw the other side of the picture and their presentations made the picture more complete. Chuck K.


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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Performances

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