Day Eighty-nine

Walking Near Water-Part II

We brought the book, Rail-trails Midwest Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, along with us on our overnight trip.  This book and the companion TrailLink website, by the Rails to Trails Conservancy, came in handy on the second day of our overnight trip.

We set out from our hotel for the River Trail of Illinois in East Peoria.  One the way we stopped at a new riverfront park and enjoyed looking around.

East Peoria

We eventually found the parking lot for the trail and headed out walking along with other walkers and several runners.  It is a really nice trail; no wonder the TrailLink website gives it five stars.

River Trail of Illnois

On the trip home, with our Rail-Trails guidebook in hand, we stopped in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, at the Constitution Trail.  We walked the portion of the trail that runs north of I-55 and ends in farmland.  Constitution Trail is actually 20 miles of trails that criss-cross Bloomington-Normal and make it an active town.  We’ve been in town before and always notice folks on these trails.


Good day, good walks!


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