Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.
The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!
River Beach Drive N. River Beach Drive between Cedar Hills Drive (Rome) & Cedar Street (Chillicothe), Chillicothe, IL 61523
This narrow roadway stretching from just south of Cedar Hills Drive in Rome taking travelers to Cedar Street in Chillicothe is part of the original Illinois River Road, and provides visitors an up-close view of the Illinois River. Bald eagles are frequently seen roosting in trees along the road or fishing along the river.