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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Lakeland Park
1200 Lakeland Park Drive, Canton, IL 61520



Listing Photo Measuring nearly 600 acres in size, Canton's Lakeland Park is a prime example of the possibilities involved in restoring ecological integrity to strip mining sites. Much of the park's terrain is tallgrass prairie habitat. In those sections which have been allowed to restore themselves, grassland birds such as meadowlark, sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds, American Woodcock, Bobolink, and others frolic in the prairie wildflowers. Look for migratory waterfowl on the strip-mined ponds, which they use as a feeding/resting place on their bi-annual flights, and look within the grasslands near the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the park's five lakes, hard-surfaced walking/biking trails, boat launching facilities, fishing piers, and lake overlooks.


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GPS: 40.57854, -90.04823
Site Access: free, fee for fishing & boating
Phone: 309-647-4702



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