Get ready to hit the Rock River Trail with paddling author Timothy Bauer!
Nature At The Confluence invites you to join our free group paddle down the beautiful Rock River from South Beloit to Macktown Forest Preserve in Rockton. This 2-hour paddle trip highlights the Rock River Trail and is a scenic paddling adventure you will truly enjoy!
Timothy Bauer, author of “Canoeing & Kayaking South Central Wisconsin: 60 Paddling Adventures Within 60 Miles of Madison” will be joining us on this trip (his first time exploring this section of the Rock River!). Timothy will use this trip to write a trip report for his popular website milespaddled.com
►12:30pm Unload kayaks & Arrange Shuttles | 1:00pm Group Launch
► Meet & Greet and Q&A Program – We’ll gather at Nature At The Confluence after the paddle for a “Meet & Greet and Q&A” with Timothy. (approximately 3:30)
► We’ll have Tim’s books available for purchase and he will gladly autograph your book.
►This trip is a fundraiser for the Rock River Trail. We are not charging a fee for this paddle, but we hope you’ll put a donation in the bucket after the trip!
► Kayak rentals are available from Rocktown Adventures for $40 or $15 for Shuttle Only. You must reserve in advance by calling 815-636-9066
► Participants will be required to sign a waiver form to join this trip.
►Please arrange a shuttle in advance. Call Therese at 608-931-6895 if you need help shuttling. Rocktown Adventures has limited spots for shuttle for $15. You must reserve in advance by calling 815-636-9066
► Registration is required for this free event: Register at
► About author Timothy Bauer – Water-lover and river-enthusiast, Timothy’s been paddling around Wisconsin and the neighboring states since 2008. Always eager to explore the obscure, especially those hidden in plain sight in our back yards, he’s got a lot of wanderlust for secret places and memorable escapes (though sometimes that wanderlust gets him lost at night or capsized in winter weather whitewater). He first got into paddling to impress a girl, and it’s been a love affair since (well, paddling; the girl, alas, was not meant to be). When not already on the water, Timothy is poring over maps to plan out his next trip, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends, sometimes in a solo canoe with his Boston Terrier.