Talk:WI Racine Root River
--Dave, Thanks for the very useful info about kayaking in Racine. It helped me and my family to have a few very enjoyable outings! I have some updated links and new information you may want to add: First, here's the updated link to the Racine city bicycle trail map (along the Root River): http://www.cityofracine.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=650&libID=671
Next, here are links to a couple places people can rent affordable kayaks:
1. River Bend Nature Center (as of 8/2/2011, renting for $5/hour and minimum 2 hours, open Tuesday through Saturday): http://www.racinenightout.com/events/126400/canoe-and-kayak-rentals Starting from River Bend and going upstream, get a much more natural view.
2. Root River Educational Center (REC) (As of 8/2/2011, renting for $6/hour as long as start between 11AM-12PM, else $8/hour. Open ONLY Saturdays in 2011) http://www.uwp.edu/departments/community.partnerships/environmental.centers/feesrec.cfm and http://www.facebook.com/pages/REC-Root-River-Environmental-Education-Community-Center/97081419935 for most recently updated information. Starting from REC, get more of the urban parks views (less natural than River Bend starting point).
--Dave 11:12, 13 June 2008 (CDT) With the recent unusual flooding, they have been closing access to the main canoe launch above Horlick Dam.