About us

Elgin, IL

Sorry, We are no Longer Renting Canoes/Kayaks or running trips any more.

We would like to Thank all our previous Customers for over 30 years of Canoe trips on the Fox River!

Also, Big Thank You's to all our Canoe Friends for all the good times over the years!- the Schmidt Family

We are referring all who are interested in renting a canoe or kayak to contact:


(815) 968-0711

If Troy can't help you with a trip himself, ask him to refer you to another small business that can.

I will leave this next part here for the all the memories of our trip. 

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Fox river, as you paddle on a (3) hour canoe trip.  Schmidt's Canoeing Service has been running this trip for over (25) years.

You will enjoy breath-taking views along the way.  The trip is full of interesting scenery.  Also, there many different kinds of wildlife like: deer, beavers, great blue herons, swans, ducks, canadian geese, kingfishers, etc.

Experience this after only a short drive from the big city.  You'll be suprised how relaxed and refreshed you'll feel after a day on the Fox river.

One day soon I am changing this website to provide info on all things helpful for planning and running a canoe or kayak trip.

Everything from what to bring, how to paddle/steer boat, how to be prepared and safe on a river, helpful links for great info on other sites and guides for those people who want to do their own trip or who to contact to run a trip for you.

I will also advertise for small businesses that are relevant to canoeing and kayaking. I would ask everyone to support small business whenever possible, help keep the American Dream alive.

Bruce Schmidt