Illinois Trekker members working the registration table & finish table.
The Gateway Milers did a group walk & took a group picture with the Freedom Rock.
Walkers were able to walk the bases on the walk.
Walkers walked in Memory of a veteran or in honor of a veteran.
The ILLINOIS TREKKERS invite walkers to walk through Shiloh, Illinois. Settlers were first recorded in the area about 1785. Walkers will walk to the new Freedom Park to see the first “Freedom Rock” in the State of Illinois. The murals highlight area military history as a way of Honoring America’s Veterans.
START LOCATION: June’s Breakfast + Patio, 430 South Main Street, Shiloh, Illinois. Parking at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Corner of Shiloh Station Road & 2nd Street in Shiloh. Start anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
SHILOH WALK 2023 Brochure
The Gateway Milers had a traditional walk at Blackburn Park.
Walkers stopped to take a picture with one of the statues.
Walkers enjoyed the walk & were happy to see the finish table.
Walkers walked past the city hall with this mural.
Workers at registration table & finish table.
Walkers discover many surprises along the walk.
Walkers found something new on the walk.
Walkers found all these flowers in preparation for Mother’s Day.
WELCOME TO HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS! We will meet up at their historic Plaza Square. Get set to enjoy their beautiful tree-lined streets. Highland is one of the oldest Swiss settlements in the United States. It was founded in 1831 by Swiss pioneers from Sursee, Switzerland and has shared the title of “Sister City” with Sursee since 1976. Highland’s historic district is where the walk starts and ends with the city’s landmark fountain and Plaza Square Park. The landmark Lory Theatre is also part of the historic district. Highland is the birthplace of Pet Milk and Schott Brewery. Other areas of interest include the Wicks Organ Company, founded in the early 1900’s. Its first successful organ, the Opus One, was contracted by St. Paul R.C. Church in 1906 and from there continued throughout the early 20th century to invent their patented “Direct Electric” valve. Walkers will walk a new route.
Highland 2023 Walk Brochure1
Walkers registered to walk at the gazebo.
A group of walkers getting ready to walk.
A unique site on the walk.
Walkers registering at the start table.
Walkers walking the labyrinth.
A group of walkers getting ready to start the walk.
One of the views on the walk.
Another interesting views on the walk.
Two walkers taking down the nature trail markings.
King’s House Retreat will be closing at their present location on April 30, 2023. King’s House Retreat will be moving to the Shrine. The Illinois Trekkers invite you to King’s House Retreat nestled on 47 quiet, wooded acres in Belleville, Illinois. King’s House Retreat is sponsored by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The walk will take you through the Stations of the Cross, the quiet neighborhood, the nature trail and a walking labyrinth.
Farewell to King’s House Retreat Walk brochure
It was a beautiful day for a spring walk with the spring flowers in full bloom.
Walkers found these flowers at the start location.
Walkers always enjoy seeing this totem pole.