May 18, 2019: Visit Starved Rock with Environmental Almanac’s Rob Kanter

Picture of a waterfall in a forest.

French Canyon at Starved Rock.

Join Environmental Almanac’s Rob Kanter on very special bus trip to Starved Rock on Saturday, May 18. We'll leave Urbana on a chartered bus in the morning and head to Starved Rock for an early afternoon guided hike. We will hike through canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. Since this is taking place in late spring, there is a good possibility the park's waterfalls will be active. Our guide, Rob Kanater, will describe to the group how Starved Rock got its name, along with other tales and truths. After the hike you will have a short time to explore the Starved Rock Lodge. Lunch and snacks are included. The guided hike is 4.5 miles round trip and is considered strenuous as there are many stairs and uneven terrain. To reserve your seat for a gift of $84, go to or call 1-800-898-1065.


Bus departs from WILL at 8:30am. Arrive at Starved Rock to check in by 10:30am

10:45 – 11am – Greeted by Starved Rock staff, divide into groups, meet your hiking guide, pick up lunch and beverages

11:00a – 2:30p – guided hike begins - includes a lunch break

2:30- 3pm – re-group at lodge, restroom break and get back on the bus

Home by 5pm

Again - to reserve your seat for a gift of $84, go to or call 1-800-898-1065.

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