Fox River Water Trail ceremonial opening is Wednesday

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced the grand opening of the Fox River Water Trail to improve access to Kenosha County’s largest river.

The 11 mile section of the Fox River includes four non-motorized watercraft launch sites maintained by the Kenosha County Parks Division. The Fox River watershed covers 2,658 square miles around the Fox River extending from Colgate, WI, to Ottawa, IL. The river runs 223 miles with over 1.5 million people residing within the watershed. The Fox River Water Trail has grown in popularity over the last five years and Kenosha County now is joined with the village of Waterford and the Northeastern Illinois Water Trails to offer this free recreational service to residents.

Kreuser invites the public to be a part of the ceremonial opening of the Fox River Water Trail on June 22at 9 a.m. at the Fox River Park Access, 29875 Silver Lake Road. Guests are welcome to bring their non-motorized watercraft for a guided excursion of the Fox River that will occur immediately following the ceremony. Tip A Canoe will also provide free kayak and canoe rentals for the first 15 people to sign up by calling the Parks Division at 262-857- 1869. The tour will start at the Fox River Park Access and end at the Wilmot Access with an estimated ride of one hour.

Kenosha County Water Trail launch locations are:

  • Highway JB Access – 34155 31st St.
  • Highway W Access – 6400 328th Ave.
  • Fox River Park Access – 29875 Silver Lake Road.
  • Wilmot Access – 30585 Wilmot Road.

For more information, please contact the Kenosha County Parks at 857-1869 or visit parks.kenoshacounty.org.

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