The primary focus of "Barefoot in the Woods" is to create social settings where people can come together and share their love for nature. Using the outdoors as a backdrop, we have planned several paddling, biking, hiking, and even snow-shoeing events throughout the year. Our events will not only provide you with an opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiasts, but will bring you to some new and beautiful places to explore.
For those of you with a curiosity for kayaking, we offer guided kayak tours. Set your own pace as you enjoy the beautiful scenery on the historical Mississippi River. We have various tour spots designated depending on paddling experience and weather conditions, including some smaller secluded rivers. With the Mississippi River near Fulton / Thomson Illinois, being the central focus point for our events and tours, everyone can enjoy the rare beauty of the area; taking advantage of some of the most spectacular views and endless access to native plants and wildlife in the Midwest.