Monday, May 23, 2016

Manderly Way Park Canoe/Kayak Launch Now Open!

The Village of Bellevue hosted the grand opening of the canoe/kayak launch at Manderly Way Trailhead on Tuesday, May 17 at 4:30pm.  Representatives from Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, the WI DNR, Wisconsin Coastal Management and the Village were on site to give a brief explanation about how the launch came about and River Time Kayak Tours was also there to give free demos of their kayaks and allow people an opportunity to try the launch and try kayaking.  It was a beautiful day and everyone that was at the opening was very excited to add this recreational opportunity to the Village.  The launch was made possible through the efforts of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, a non-profit group dedicated to improving recreational opportunities (both aquatic and terrestrial) along the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, and fully funded through two grants from the WI DNR and Wisconsin Coastal Management.  Access to the East River at Manderly Way is free and the launch will be open from May through October each year. Manderly Way is located off Bellevue Street south of Allouez Avenue.