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Bloomingdale Trail

2.7 miles
The Bloomingdale Trail, part of "The 606" park system, is a proposed 2.7-mile, elevated rail-trail on Chicago's northwest side, similar to New York's famous High Line. The corridor, once belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway, sits nearly ...
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Burnham Greenway

5.3 miles
The Burnham Greenway is composed of two distinct portions that both run along a former railroad corridor between Chicago and Lansing, Illinois. There are plans to extend and connect these short sections, which will create 11 miles of trail through ...
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Cal-Sag Trail

26 miles
From the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail website: The Cal-Sag Trail will be a multi-use path built almost entirely along the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel and Calumet River. Along 26 miles of waterway from Lemont in the west to Burnham in the ...
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Calumet Trail

9.1 miles
The Calumet Trail traverses the south side of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a unique ecosystem of forest, marsh, dunes and beach along Lake Michigan. This dirt and crushed limestone path stretches between two interesting natural features: ...
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Chesapeake and Ohio Greenway

1.9 miles
The Chesapeake and Ohio Greenway (also referred to as the C&O Trail) offers a short, paved route through Merrillville, a town just a few miles south of Gary and the southern tip of Lake Michigan. The trail is on a diagonal; its northwest end ...
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Chicago Lakefront Trail

18.5 miles
Located east of Lakeshore Drive, the Chicago Lakefront Trail is an 18.5-mile linear park along Lake Michigan that includes beaches, volleyball courts, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields. The trail unites a variety ...
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East Bank Trail (IN)

1.7 miles
The northern portion of the East Bank Trail was one of the first rail-trails in Indiana, opening in 1988. The asphalt-surfaced trail stretches for about 0.5 mile through tree-lined South Bend neighborhoods to St. Joseph High School and the edge ...
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El Paseo

0.1 miles
El Paseo runs through the vibrant Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, once home to a large Czech population but now the center of the Lower West Side’s Latino community. The neighborhood is filled with various efforts celebrating the area’s rich ...
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Erie Lackawanna Trail

17.7 miles
The Erie Lackawanna (EL) Trail represents the longest contiguous trail in Northwest Indiana, running 17-miles from Crown Point north to Hammond. This trail passes through wetlands and open space on an unusually wide, paved corridor. The EL is ...
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Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail

2.2 miles
The Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail currently runs for more than 2 miles through Niles, Michigan, on the eastern bank of the St. Joseph River. The trail occupies a former New York Central Railroad corridor, abandoned by Conrail in 1980. ...
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Iron Horse Heritage Trail

5 miles
The Iron Horse Heritage Trail in Portage, Indiana, runs for 5 miles between Max Mochal Road (SR 149) at the east end and County Line Road near US 20 at the west end. The trail passes through a greenway corridor among suburban back yards, though ...
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LaSalle Trail

0.8 miles
When complete, the LaSalle Trail will travel an arrow-straight 3.5 miles between Roseland Town Park in Roseland and the Indiana–Michigan state line. Michigan is currently working on building a trail that stretches north from the border to the ...
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Lake George Trail

3.1 miles
As the name suggests, the Lake George trail travels along the north shore of Lake George, turning north at Calumet Ave/US 41 to skirt the east shore of Wolf Lake. From Lake George the trail also heads east and north toward Whiting Park on Lake ...
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Major Taylor Trail

7.2 miles
Named after legendary African American cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor, who in 1899 set the world record for the 1-mile sprint and spent his last years in nearby Bronzeville, the Major Taylor Trail stretches approximately seven miles across ...
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MapleHeart Trail

4.8 miles
The MapleHeart Trail travels nearly 5 miles from the city of Elkhart south to the outskirts of Goshen. The trail parallels County Road 45 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor through residential and commercial areas. Mid-trail, you'll ...
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Marquette Trail

2.1 miles
The Marquette Trail offers picturesque views of Lake Michigan as it travels through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This scenic route follows an abandoned rail line through a variety of diverse habitats, including hardwood forests, wetlands ...
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Monon Trail (Lake County)

4.4 miles
The Monon Trail in Lake County, Indiana—not to be confused with the trail of the same name in Indianapolis—links the two Chicago suburbs of Hammond and Munster. The paved trail occupies an abandoned CSX rail corridor originally built and used ...
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Monterey Erie Trail

0.6 miles
The Monterey Erie Trail occupies the same railbanked corridor as the longer North Judson Erie Trail to its west, and the two rail-trails are planned to be linked in the future. Monterey and North Judson once saw frequent freight service between ...
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North Branch Riverwalk

0.6 miles
The North Branch Riverwalk is a 0.6 mile biking and walking trail located on Chicago's northside along the North Branch of the Chicago River, nestled between Gordon Tech High School and Lane Tech High School. There's potential for expansion ...
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North Judson Erie Trail

9 miles
The North Judson Erie Trail occupies the railbanked right-of-way of the former JK Line Railroad, running 9 miles from downtown North Judson southeast to US 35 near Bass Lake. Eventually, the trail will extend another 7 miles to Monterey where ...
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North Shore Channel Trail

6.7 miles
The North Shore Channel Trail extends from the junction of Green Bay Road and McCormick Boulevard in northern Evanston to the junction of Lawrence Avenue and Francisco Avenue in Chicago. All but the last 0.25 mile runs alongside the North Shore ...
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Northside Trail

3 miles
South Bend’s Northside Trail closely follows the east bank of the St. Joseph River from Howard Park to the western edge of Mishawaka. Along the way, you’ll have access to Viewing Park and Veterans Memorial Park, offering pleasant places to rest ...
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Oak Savannah Trail

8.3 miles
The Oak Savannah Trail takes its name from the unique ecosystem that it runs through. Once pervasive throughout northern Indiana, the oak savannah is a transitional zone between forest and prairie, with grassland marked by a smattering of oak ...
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Old Plank Road Trail

22 miles
The 22-mile Old Plank Road Trail travels over the original Michigan Central Rail Road (MCRR) line, a railroad started about 1850 that ran from Lake Station in East Gary to Joliet. The rail was nicknamed the “Joliet Cut-Off” because it enabled ...
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Pennsy Greenway

7.9 miles
The Pennsy Greenway is currently open in three segments between Calumet City, Illinois, and Schererville, Indiana. The northern portion begins at the southern end of the Burnham Greenway in Calumet City on the eastern edge of the Forest Preserve ...
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Prairie-Duneland Trail

10.3 miles
As its name implies, the beautiful Prairie–Duneland Trail offers snapshots of the flora and fauna—from hardwood forest to remnant prairie grasslands—that once dominated this region. In spite of the rapid development of the south Chicago suburbs ...
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Riverside Trail (IN)

3.4 miles
The Riverside Trail winds along the west bank of the St. Joseph River for just over 3 miles in northern Indiana's South Bend. Several benches along the way allow you to take in the beautiful river views. The southern end of the trail begins ...
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Skokie Valley Trail Extension (north)

6.8 miles
From Skokie Valley Trail Feasibility Study: The proposed trail spans 6.8 miles through the Skokie Valley in Cook County, Illinois, extending south from Lake Cook Road in Northbrook to Old Orchard Road just south of Glenview. The corridor ...

Thorn Creek Trail

12.8 miles
Thorn Creek Trail is currently open in three disconnected segments. All three are paved and travel through woodlands abundant with wildlife. The northern section stretches 4.6 miles through the Wampum Lake Woods Forest Preserve in Glenwood. ...
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Tinley Creek Trail (North)

18.8 miles
The Tinley Creek Trail is currently in two segments. This northern segment stretches from Palos Heights to Oak Forest and largely falls with several Cook County Forest Preserve areas, including Rubio Woods, Burr Oak Woods, Turtlehead Lake, Bachelor ...
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Tinley Creek Trail (South)

3.6 miles
The Tinley Creek Trail is currently in two segments. This southern segment is within the South Green Belt Forest Preserve between Flossmor and Matteson, just west of I-57. The trail traverses wooded areas and open green space interspersed with ...
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Valley Line Trail

1.1 miles
Just 1 mile long, the Valley Line Trail—also known as the Sauganash Trail—extends between Bryn Mawr Avenue and Devon Avenue in the Chicago neighborhood of Sauganash. Two bridges allow for safe crossings of busy roads. The trail, which occupies ...
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Van Buren Trail State Park

14 miles
Head for Van Buren Trail State Park and take a walk (or ride) on the wild side. Wildlife abounds on this rural 14 miles between Hartford and South Haven. While you might see deer, rabbit, fox and eagles, this is an undeveloped trail that has ...
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Veterans Memorial Trail (IN)

9 miles
From Veterans Memorial Trail : In 1999, the Indiana Department of Transportation awarded the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department a grant of $1.4 million towards the construction of the Veterans Memorial Trail, and multi-use, non-motorized ...
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West Bank Walkway

0.6 miles
Although less than 1 mile long, the West Bank Walkway offers lovely views of the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. Midway, a converted railroad trestle over the waterway connects trail-goers to Howard Park, which offers restrooms, picnic ...
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Wilden Avenue Trail

3.2 miles
The Wilden Avenue Trail stretches for roughly 3 miles from the northern Goshen city limits to the community's downtown. In the north, the trail is a direct continuation of the MapleHeart Trail (and is occasionally referred to as part of that ...
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