Each fall, all the sandhill cranes of the upper Midwest fly south, stopping at a single preserve in Northwest Indiana for a month of socializing, courtship and eating corn that the harvesters miss. We'll paddle a stretch of the Kankakee River in its glorious fall colors, where we may see cranes and other wildlife. Then we'll swing by Jasper-Pulaski preserve for the sunset spectacle of as many as 15,000 sandhill cranes returning from their daytime feeding grounds.
$95/person canoe or tandem kayak; $65/person in single kayak;
A child riding as a 3rd person in a canoe would be an additional $35, but please talk to us about this before committing. This is a somewhat long and potentially chilly trip for many children.