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Illinois’ Centennial Trail runs through parts of three suburban counties from Willow Springs Road to Romeo Road/135th Street southwest of Chicago. The trail occupies a thin strip of land between the Des Plaines River and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, and features a historic swing bridge. Coursing primarily through forest, the trail is ideal for bird and wildlife watching.
The site of the trail is part of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, and the trail connects directly at its southern end with the northern portion of the nearly 70-mile Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail. Between Kingery Highway S./State Route 83 and Willow Springs Road, the Centennial Trail also parallels the John Husar I&M Canal Trail, which follows the southern bank of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
Parking for the Centennial Trail is available in Romeoville at the Isle a la Cache Forest Preserve on E. Romeo Road and in a small lot just to the east where the trail meets the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail.
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