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!

  
  


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Spring Lake Nature Park
1413 E. 16th Street, Streator, IL 61364



Listing Photo This small city park is an amazing gem for wildlife of all kinds, but especially birds! The park contains spring-fed creeks, a beautiful sandstone cliff formation with a waterfall, a well-maintained, and handicapped accessible trail system, and a diverse array of flora and fauna typical of central Illinois. There is an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife in the park's varied terrain. The park is home to riparian, prairie, and forest birds, many you would be surprised to find in a small urban park, like Hermit Thrush and Veery, Ruby and Golden Crowned Kinglets, and Wild Turkey. Because they have well maintained birdfeeders, with the usual array of cardinals, nuthatches, and goldfinches, one hardly has to get out of the car to see a plethora of birds. There are also deer, beavers, squirrels, snakes, frogs, and butterflies. Two towering cottonwood trees are arguably some of the largest in the state, well over 200 years old.


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GPS: 41.134452,-88.862185
Phone: (815) 343-3774



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