Paddle The Pecatonica River Water Trail


Trip #5-Tutty's Crossing to Hancock Ave Bridge & VFW

Trip #5        MAP
         Tutty's Crossing,       670 E Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois  **
Hancock Bridge,      336 South Hancock, Freeport, Illinois  **
VFW  Post 998,        1802 E Shawnee St, Freeport, Illinois    **
** enter this address into your GPS Road Navigator for easy access.
Welcome to Tutty's Crossing

(close to the famous, 1950-ish, Alber Ice Cream Parlor-no grill on Sunday)
The Ice Cream Parlor is closed in the Winter-time.

(the parlor is 2 blocks west and 2 blocks north of Tutty's Crossing
on Route 75)

Tutty's Crossing is on Illinois Route 75
downtown Freeport on
The Pecatonica River

We have a large, beautiful, paved, parking lot
with nice mowed grass areas.
Access to the river is a Concrete Boat Ramp
with floating boat dock and kayak launch.

The Hancock Ave Boat Ramp is owned by the
City of Freeport.
The concrete ramp is located  300 feet upstream from
the Hancock Ave Bridge
on the left.


The VFW has installed a Pontoon Boat Dock open to the Public.
The VFW facilities, the bar, opens at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant opens at 4:30. Paddlers should park at the west end of the parking lot,
or the left side of the parking lot as you are facing the River.
If the ground is soft, do not drive on the grass to the concrete launch as ruts will make mowing difficult.  It is 2.9 miles from Tutty's Crossing to VFW.

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