To legally ride on the I&M Canal there must be 4 inches of snow on the canal. The canal will be open entirely this year. To find out if the canal is open, you may call Channahon, – 815-467-4271, Gebhard Woods, Morris – 815-942-0796 or Buffalo Rock, Ottawa – 815-433-2220. Stay on the trail and respect private property. Snowmobiling is a privilege, not a right!