The Harlem Township Bike Path lies not far from the Rock River in western Machesney Park in the Rockford metropolitan area. The trail consists of a lower (southwest) and an upper (northeast) loop in the community's Schoonmaker Park, as well as some connecting segments that provide access to neighborhood streets. The park offers a playground, basketball court, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, picnic tables and an off-leash dog park. Drinking water and a portable toilet are also available during the warmer months.
Parking and Trail Access
A parking lot is available in Schoonmaker Park, located on Ventura Boulevard north of Ralston Road.
A 1.6 mile bike path....seriously?
A nice neighborhood path
The path is well maintained. It is mostly two loops inside a park. It is a fairly typical park with the typical park amenities. Not much in the way of scenery. It does not actually go anywhere or connect to another trail. Much of it is tree lined, at ...