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CraneOutdoors: Once Around the Islands
June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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About CraneOutdoors: Once Around the Islands
Circumnavigating an island is one of the great joys of kayaking, providing a constantly changing perspective while giving you a great sense of accomplishment. The Crane Wildlife Refuge, home to seven islands, offers an excellent opportunity to do this, suitable for even beginning paddlers. These islands provide a haven for wildlife and have a rich cultural history spaning from when Native Americans summered on these shores, harvesting the shellfish for which this area is known, to their purchase by Chicago industrialist Richard T. Crane, Jr., who made them part of his vast early-20th-century summer estate.
On this adventure, we’ll paddle around three of the bigger islands, the largest of which—Choate (formerly Hog) Island—supports myriad birds and mammals including egrets, herons, deer, and coyote. We’ll land on Long Island and take a short hike to a hilltop that overlooks the tide marsh that interconnects the islands. From here, we’ll enjoy a splendid view of the c.1778 Proctor Barn and the c.1725-40 Choate family homestead.
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