WATERLOO WONDERFUL TOWN WALK, Traditional Walk, on June 4, 2022


Prost! The Illinois Trekkers are celebrating health and wellness on Saturday, June 4, 2022, with a Waterloo Wonderful Town Walk. Routes are mapped for distances of 5, 10 or 15 kilometers, along city sidewalks and in the Lakeview Park near Schorr Lake. Participants may walk at their own pace and distance.

Register for the walk from 8-10:30 a.m. at the County Courthouse Pavilion located at 100 South Main Street (corner of S. Main and East 3rd) in Waterloo. Registration fee is $3.00 for all participants.

Special features along the walk routes include tours of the historic Peterstown House stagecoach stop, the Monroe County History Museum with educational exhibits of the area’s history, numerous structures along the routes that reflect the community’s German heritage, and a bit of cardio on the Lakeview Park path. Additional information is available at http://www.illinois-trekkers.org.

The Illinois Trekkers walking club (www.illinois-trekkers.org) is a member of the national America’s Walking Club (www.ava.org). Walk routes are offered across the United States for leisurely family-oriented, noncompetitive exercise through scenic, historic or interesting areas.

The Illinois Trekkers Waterloo Wonderful Walk is planned to coordinate with Celebrations! by participating merchants and restaurants (www.facebook.com/ExploreWaterloo), the GLOW Community Yard Sale (www.waterlooglow.com), and a special presentation by Father Paul Wightman, “The Marvels Under Our Feet! A Look at Fogelpole Cave” at 1:30 p.m. at the MoCo History Museum (www.monroecountyhistorymuseum.org).

Prost! Come, join the Illinois Trekkers in celebrating Waterloo Wonderful on Saturday, June 4.

A Walk in Highland Traditional Walk on May 21, 2022

The city of Highland, the businesses & the citizens were all very welcoming & helpful.

The Refined Sellers, one of the businesses on the square, posted this picture & information about the walk on their Facebook page. They had delicious doughnuts for sale in their store plus vintage items & gifts.

Most of the walkers & workers ended up getting wet on the walk. Several Highland residents helped walkers during the pouring rain by giving them a ride in their car to the start point.

A Walk in Highland Traditional Walk on May 21, 2022

Walkers will pass the City Hall with this mural on the walk.

WELCOME TO HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS with their historic Plaza
Square and 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. It is the 7th safest community in Illinois! The first
Volksmarch in Highland was over 40 years ago! Enjoy the walk!

LOCATION: The Highland, Illinois Town Square is located at 914
Main Street, Highland, IL 62249. PARKING: Parking is available
around the Square and along city streets where designated.
START/FINISH: Start between 8:30 am and 11:30 am; finish by 2:00
pm. Walk at your own pace and pleasure. Event will take place
regardless of weather. Restrooms are available near the start point and
Vickie Ridgeway 618-792-3881 [email protected]