Day Two Hundred Five

Back to the I & M Canal

I&M Canal 3With 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).

I&M Canal 2We had a few people bicycle past us and a small snake cross the path in front of us, but otherwise we had the quiet and shaded towpath to ourselves.

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!

I&M Canal1Good day, good walk!


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