Free Family Kayaking planned for Gilligan Lake

Outdoor Discovery Center, township working together.
Gilligan Lake off 66th Street on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Take to the water of Gilligan Lake in a kayak to look for wildlife including birds, reptiles and amphibians with a naturalist guide on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. The Family Kayaking program is run by the Outdoor Discovery Center and sponsored by the Laketown Township Parks and Recreation Commission.

The free event is 5:30-7 p.m. A limited number of double kayaks are available. All equipment provided.

Registration is required. Click here. Boats are limited. If you are registering for a double kayak, please only register for one boat.

Suggested age range is 8 years old and up. Personal water bottle recommended.

Meet at the lake at 4300 66th St. Street parking only. Parking is limited.

The Outdoor Discovery Center and township team up for programs throughout the year.

Past events include “Little Explorer” program at Wolters Woods, “Wildflower Walk” at Sanctuary Woods, “Owl Prowl” at Wolters Woods, and “Frog Hunting” at Farview Park.

Blueberries at Huyser Farm Park on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

Upcoming programs include:

  • Blueberry Fields Forever, July 22, Huyser Farm, 4188 64th St. 11 a.m.-noon.
  • Incredible Insects, Aug. 23, Shore Acres, 6602 138th Ave. 10-11 a.m.
  • Explore with Your Senses, Sept. 10, Shore Acres, 6602 138th Ave. 4-5 p.m.
  • Night Hike, Oct. 4, Huyser Farm, 4188 64th St. 7:30-8:30 p.m.