Breaking the Surface Open House

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 Breaking the Surface Open House - Saturday, May 5

Breaking the Surface is a free community event and open house. The event will start at 1 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to participate in limited open paddling on Little Grassy Lake. Canoes, paddle boards and paddle boats will be available for use throughout the day. Paddlers may bring their own boats, but must have a Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge sticker. Day passes will be available for purchase for each boat you bring. 

Visitors will also get to hike on our Rocky Ledges trail, and experience other services and activities that Touch of Nature has to offer such as the climbing wall and zipline. Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

For more information, visit or call 618-453-1121.


Individuals with disabilities are welcomed.  Call 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.