Cardio Kayak class - Maple

The Cardio Kayak class is a 4-week fitness class of 1-hour sessions, one night a week. New classes start each month through August.

Cardio Kayak class - Busse

The Cardio Kayak class is a 4-week fitness class of 1.5 hour sessions, one night a week. New classes start each month through August.

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • We'll teach you to paddle with proper technique, which will give you more stamina, but it is not a difficult or demanding class.
  • You'll get the gentle cardio work-out of doing something physical for an hour and a half.

Classes paddle round trip from the Busse Lake Boating Center.

Cardio Kayak Class - Lagoons

The Cardio Kayak class is a 4-week fitness class of 1.5 hour sessions, one night a week. New classes start each month through September

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • We'll teach you to paddle with proper technique, which will give you more stamina, but it is not a difficult or demanding class.
  • You'll get the gentle cardio work-out of doing something physical for an hour and a half.

Classes paddle round trip from the Lagoons launch.

Sunset Dinner Paddle - Busse

Enjoy a lovely evening paddle and then enjoy a picnic dinner at the scenic Busse Lake Boathouse as the sun sets.
 
Location: Busse Lake launch
 

Sunset Dinner Paddle - Maple

Enjoy a lovely evening paddle and then enjoy a picnic dinner at the picturesque dining terrace of the Maple Lake Boathouse as the sun sets. 
 
Location: Maple Lake launch

Cardio Kayak class - Chicago

The Cardio Kayak class is a 4-week fitness class of 1.5 hour sessions, one night a week. New classes start at the beginning of the month May through August.

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • We'll teach you to paddle with proper technique, which will give you more stamina, but it is not a difficult or demanding class.
  • You'll get the gentle cardio work-out of doing something physical for an hour and a half.

Classes paddle round trip from the Chicago North Side launch.

Sunset Dinner Paddle

Enjoy a lovely evening paddle and then enjoy a picnic dinner on a grassy hill overlooking the water as the sun sets.  For dinner, a choice of lightly spiced chicken with grilled vegetables and rice or a vegetarian sampler, from Wild Pita, a  Middle Eastern restaurant in Glenview. 

Moonlight Dinner

Enjoy a lovely evening paddle with night herons hunting, beavertails slapping the water and mallards quacking their surprise at evening visitors, returning to a dinner at the lovely WMS Boathouse as the sun sets and the moon rises.
 

Nature at Sunset - Busse

Join us for a tranquil evening of waterbirds and turtles.  Our guides will help you notice hidden natural features and explain the surprising, paradoxical ecology of this heavily engineered natural area.  Beginners and children (accompanied by an adult) are welcome.  

Note that 1 date a month is a morning trip - look for AM listings in the drop-down list of dates below.

Single kayak - $50; tandem kayak or canoe - $80

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