Day Two Hundred Eighteen

Historic Canal

Today, we needed an outing.

We threw the walking pack into the car and drove to Lockport, Illinois, for another walk along the Illinois & Michigan Canal.

I & M CanalI have enjoyed every walk that I’ve taken along this canal. It always provides a nice blend of nature and history. Today was more about history, because we started in Lockport, an active town in the canal’s glory days.  Even though the historic buildings have since been converted into museums, condos, and businesses, the hitches for the canal boats are still hanging canal-side. The locks along here are interesting as well.

South of Lockport, the trail is no longer paved and views of the canal are blocked by overgrown trees and other plants, but it was still nice walking.

Good day, good walk!

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