Chicago River Canoe & Kayak

Kayaking in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Paddling the river from here is less trafficky and more relaxing than paddling from downtown. Head north from the launch, and the current will help bring you back. Look for herons, mallards, deer and turtles en route. Star architect Jeanne Gang designed the zinc-and-slate boathouse.

The company's office is a bit tricky to find; it's in the corridor between the two buildings of the boathouse.