The Friends of the Canal will hold their monthly Hike the Canal Sept. 16 from Bridge 28 to Bridge 23 on the Hennepin Canal. Hikers should meet at 1:30 p.m. at Bridge 23 on Route 78 just north of Annawan to be shuttled to Bridge 28 to begin the hike. The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the canal. Hikers need not be a member of the Friends to join in any of the hikes and there is no fee. For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at (815) 664-2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.