Back to the I & M Canal
With temperatures in the mid-60s this morning and nothing on the schedule, I decided it was a good day to drive a little farther than usual to go back to the Illinois & Michigan Canal.
I was right! What a great walk we had along the historic canal, now filled with reeds and algae and not used any more by canal boats, but by wildlife–ducks, other birds, and turtles (lots and lots of turtles).
We have visited different portions of this National Heritage Corridor this year, but with 80 total miles of this trail to explore, we have been able to visit a new section each time. Today, we were in a very remote area, crossing no roads and only one private railroad crossing. Such a nice walk!