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!

  
  


Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois Scenic Byways


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East Peoria Riverfront Greenway
Mariner's Way Road, East Peoria, IL 61611



Listing Photo East Peoria's Riverfront Greenway project is a 1.8-mile walking/hiking trail along the east bank of the Illinois River. Beginning at EastPort Public Boat Ramp, the trail runs through Cooper Park and terminates at Spindler Marina and Campground. This trail project is congruent with Fon du Lac Park District's planned second phase of the River Trail of Illinois project. It includes a 1200-foot section of raised boardwalk equipped with 3 separate observation decks, which overlook multiple wetland areas including four levels of ponds created by the damming of the river by resident beavers. Look for loons, grebes, and ducks in the fall, and gulls in the winter on the open water around the marina. The boardwalk provides an opportunity for great eye level views of Prothonotary Warblers and Baltimore Orioles. Due east of the Greenway, on the east service road of SR 116 almost directly across from EastPort Marina, is Bennett's Terraqueous Gardens.

The Greenway path is a great place for visitors desiring an up-close view of the Illinois River, those who wish to view river nature in an urbanized setting. You can also enjoy an outstanding view of Caterpillar and the Peoria skyline.


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GPS: 40.711044,-89.532373
Site Access: free; fee
Phone: (309) 699-3923



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