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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Spoon River College Arboretum
23235 N CR 22, Canton, IL 61520



Nestled along the edge of an old growth oak-hickory forest, Spoon River College lies 4 miles southwest of Canton. It is a public community college and hosts a network of nature trails traversing a 10-acre arboretum. With the Ezra J. Clark outdoor theatre as its centerpiece, Spoon River College Arboretum is a unique natural resource that has been developed into a rustic educational laboratory. The site possesses 30+ labeled trees, all native. Encircled by the Lake Point Trail, the lake at the western edge of the arboretum often holds geese and ducks. Look for woodpeckers and flycatchers, along with numerous woodland songbirds such as vireos, chickadees, titmice, thrushes, and warblers in the forested area.


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GPS: 40.52579, -90.07706
Site Access: free
Phone: 309-647-4645



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