Small Illinois town is home to the state’s best water adventures

A small town in Illinois is home to the best water adventures in the state.

The best way to beat the Illinois summer heat is in the water

Summer in Illinois can be hot. The best way to beat the heat is in the water. When I was growing up, my parents thought I was part fish because I spent all my time at the public pool across the street from our house.

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Ways to spend time on the water to cool off in Illinois

If you have a bit of a sense of adventure, I have something you might want to try. This is whitewater kayaking.

The Best Whitewater Kayaking Course in Illinois

You might be surprised where you’ll find the best whitewater kayaking course in Illinois, because it’s in a very unlikely small town. It is located on the Fox River in Yorkville.

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“The paddling community is abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater course.”

“Whether you are a novice or an avid canoeist or kayaker, we are sure you will have a great experience!

“The Marge Cline course is an open use course; anyone in the river upstream or downstream is permitted to use the chute.”

Marge Cline Whitewater Yorkville Course Details

  • Riverside Bicentennial Park.
  • 1,100 foot long diversion chute.
  • Canoes, kayaks and buoys.
  • Concrete path to return to the start of the chute.
  • Rentals through local businesses.

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