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The Mississippi River Water Trail passes through the heart of North America and is deeply rooted in natural scenic beauty, Native American heritage and cultural history.  Known as Father of Waters, the Mississippi River gives visitors the chance to enjoy paddling through one of the most scenic stretches of the river that is not only lined with majestic bluffs and full of wildlife viewing opportunities, but also provides plenty of places to stop and relax whether it be a remote island or exciting river town.

Riverlands Paddlefest

May 20, 2017

​11:00 - 4:00

Ellis Bay @ Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Mississippi River Water Trail Association

Earth Day Forest Park

April 22-23, 2017

Firecracker Race

July 22

Ellis Bay @ Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

April 11, 2017

Join us for The 2017 Firecracker Race on July 22, 2017.

January 13, 2017

Paddling the Mighty Mississippi


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2017 Paddlefest date has been announced! Join us on May 20th from 11:00 - 4:00 on Ellis Bay at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. 

Mississippi River Water Trail

Nature is only a paddle away!