New tour boat to give visitors up-close view of Hennepin Canal


The use and appreciation of the Hennepin Canal is the continuing mission of the Friends of the Hennepin Canal, a group that was formed to “preserve, protect, and enhance the park experience.”

The group will have its annual membership meeting titled, “2022 A Year in Review & A Vision for the Future,” on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Sheffield Visitor enter, located within the Hennepin Canal State Parkway off of East St.

A membership meeting is scheduled in the shelter from 1 to 3 pm for members and guests.

The complete schedule for Oct. 9:

  • 12:30 – 1 pm – Informal gathering at the shelter and park grounds.
  • 1 – 1:30 pm – Welcome and Lock Tender performance by Dexter Bingham.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Fish fry and picnic.
  • 2 pm – business meeting.

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