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Walworth / Jefferson county chapter Kayak or canoe in Madison’s cherokee Marsh

August 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Paddle Cherokee Marsh, Madison, Sat. Aug. 8 at 8:30 am (10:00 am at put in, in Madison)

Join Meg McCormick for a 2.5 to 3 hour paddle and a late lunch at the Nau-Ti-Gal Restaurant, on the shore. Wind your way through thick and fragrant patches of American Lotus plants while their blooms are at their peak. Explore the wild and peaceful upper Yahara watershed, searching for the elusive mouth of Token Creek. The hiking alternative will be a self guided 2 mi. hike on the Cherokee March Northern Unit hiking trails, which offers two observation points near the water. What to bring: Bring two bottles of water and a substantial snack for an “on the water” mid-paddle break. Bringing a treat to share is optional. Canoes or kayaks welcome; short or medium boats are recommended. Take a pit stop before you hit the water because there are no good places to stop in the Marsh. Put in at the School Rd. boat ramp; take out at the Nau-Ti-Gal. To find the boat ramp, go to the corner of School Rd. and Wheeler Rd. on Madison’s Northeast side. Drive two tenths of a mile down a gravel road to the boat ramp. We will shuttle to the Nau-Ti-Gal parking lot. To car caravan, meet at Whitewater High School at 8:30 am., or meet in Madison at the put in at 10:00 am. To get detailed directions and/ or ask questions contact Meg by cell where you can call or text: 608-247-1711. If you get a chance, let Meg know that you are coming.

Directions: Find your way to I-90 at Hwy 59 in Newville, WI. Enter I-90 West to Madison. Go about 30 mi. Exit on Hwy 30 West. Follow 30 to Hwy 113. Exit right onto 113, or Packers Ave. Following Packers Ave., bear left at “Y”, becomes Northport Dr. Follow Northport Dr. to School Rd. Pass Warner Park. Turn right onto School Rd., and drive to “T” with Wheeler Rd. Cross street to gravel lot, and take small gravel road 2/10 mi down to tiny boat ramp. This is the put in.



August 8, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Meg McComick


Madison’s Cherokee Marsh
Wheeler and Sherman Roads
Madison , WI United States
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