Sites of Wood River Walk on October 20, 2018 in Wood River, Illinois

The Illinois Trekkers invite walkers to walk historic Wood River to help Illinois celebrate its Bicentennial. The walk starts at Madison’s Tea Room & Banquet Center. Madison’s will be serving breakfast & lunch for walkers enjoyment. The walk has two 5k loops. The first 5k loop takes walkers through the residential areas with a Frank Lloyd Wright home & the oldest Tri-level home built in Illinois. The city loop is rated 1A. The second loop is rated 2B & takes walkers to the DuBois State Park, Lewis & Clark’s Winter Camp. The reconstructed camp will be open for walkers to view. Walkers will have a chance to win a Bicentennial lapel pin.

Cahokia Mounds Ancient History Walk on September 15, 2018 in Collinsville, Illinois

The Illinois Trekkers invite walkers to a Traditional Walk event at the Cahokia Mounds. Cahokia Mounds is a State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark & World Heritage Site. Cahokia Mounds is the largest prehistoric site north of Mexico. Walk where the Mississippian Indians first settled in AD 700. The mounds were built of earth transported in baskets on peoples’ backs to elevate ceremonial buildings & residences of the elite, & to provide burial sites. The walk path passes Indian cultural areas & travels through several habitats on grass, concrete & gravel.

Monks Mound is the largest earthen mound in North America & is the equivalent to a 10 story building. Walkers can climb 154 steps to the top of Monks Mound.


Pictures from the Historic Red Bud Walk

Thank you to Ralph Dehne for the classic car display & the classic gas station that walkers enjoyed viewing. Picture courtesy of DeAnne Brown. To view more of DeAnne’s pictures go to the American Volkssport Association Facebook site:               

Thank you to Barbara Sahrhage for helping create the walk & coordinating with Ralph Dehne for the classic car display.

Walkers at the registration table at the YMCA.

Walkers starting out on the Historic Red Bud 5k Walk.

Illinois Trekkers’ officers.