Since 1997, Wateriders has offered historical kayak tours on the Chicago River downtown. This summer, the Evanston Recreation Division and Wateriders are offering a unique look at Evanston’s history and architecture from the peaceful platform of a kayak. No experience is required for this leisurely paddle.
We’ll explore the history of Evanston and its lakefront and how Daniel Burnham’s Evanston-based visions remade our region. Stops include the wreck of the George Morley, the Grosse Point Lighthouse and the Baha’i House of Worship (Temple) in Wilmette. Participating as a couple with our kayak? One person pays the “our kayak” fee and one pays the “your kayak” fee. For more info. or to register, call the Dempster St. Beach Office at 847/866-4167 (beach season) or 847/866-2913 (preseason).
Location: Meet at Dempster Street Beach Office
Age Level: 14+ yrs. or 10-14 yrs. with an adult
Fee (our kayak): $50 R/$60 NR
Fee (your kayak): $30 R/$35 NR Length: 1 session
For lakefront conditions, please call the recorded message at 847.859.7822. For more information about the fishing program or kayak tours, please call the Dempster Beach Office during the beach season at 847.866.4167. In other seasons, please call 847.866.2900.