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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Robinson Park
Mossville Road, Peoria, IL 61603



Listing Photo This wild, undeveloped 680-acre park has several narrow, informal paths that lace the site, along with a substantial segment of the better-developed Pimiteoui Trail. The park offers access to Illinois River Bluff Trail, a linear 9-mile walking path through Detweiller Park, Robinson Park and Camp Wokanda.

For bird watchers, the most intriguing component of Robinson Park is its 151-acre nature preserve, which consists of glacial drift hill prairies, and oak woodlands along the ridges and valleys. The preserve sits on two long, narrow ridges and steep valley slopes drained by Moon Creek. Several small glacial drift hill prairies occur on the south-facing slopes. Some of the prairie wildflowers found here include scurf pea, pale purple coneflower, purple prairie clover, golden Alexanders, bird's foot violets, and snow trillium, all strewn throughout little bluestem and side-oats grama grasses which dominate the prairie habitat. The woodland habitat includes white oak, red oak, chinquapin oak, shagbark hickory, witch hazel, hazelnut, basswood, maple, and pawpaw. The spring-blooming wildflower show along the forest floor of these woodlands is spectacular. An unusual array of woodpeckers and woodland warblers, owls and hawks, vireos and flycatchers, can all be seen and heard.


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GPS: 40.82097, -89.59724
Site Access: free
Phone: (309) 681-2902



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