HONORING OUR VETERANS Walk on May 27, 2023

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

A Walk in Highland, Illinois on May 13, 2023

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

Farewell to Kings House Retreat Walk on April 30, 2023

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