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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Shore Acres Park
100 Park Blvd., Chillicothe, IL 61523



Listing Photo Located in Chillicothe on the west bank of the Illinois River the park is an excellent place to view wintering Bald Eagles. The focal point of the park is a 19th-century clubhouse which has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The facility can be leased for conferences, retreats, business meetings, weddings, and other events. While in Chillicothe, birders might also visit Moffitt Nature Park, a 32-acre site with picnic tables, a pavilion, and nature trail system. North River Beach Drive follows the river to the south of Chillicothe stretching to Cedar Hills Drive in Rome, part of the original Illinois River Road, it 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, with Nellie Jackson Park in Rome being one of the best sites for winter eagles anywhere!


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GPS: 40.90374, -89.49135
Site Access: free
Phone: (309) 274-3409



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