Take the opportunity to view scenic areas along the Mackinaw river from the vantage point of the water by going canoeing! Might we suggest the route below? It makes for a good day trip and has gravel parking lots at both ends.
Use good judgment, and take responsibility for your own safety.
Visit The American Canoe Association’s “Top 10 Safety Tips” webpage for helpful safety information.
View Mackinaw River Canoeing in a larger map
Also visit the website of the Mackinaw Canoe Club of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit organization of amateur canoeists and kayakers whose sole purpose is to promote the safe and navigable waters throughout Illinois and neighboring states.