- Fall Foliage Traditional Event Walk hosted by the Gateway Milers
2213 S Levis Ln, Godfrey, IL 62035, USA
Welcome to The Nature Institute with 294 acres dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve. Spend the day above the bluffs overlooking Great River Rd just north of Alton, IL. Our walks take you through upland forest, hill prairies, and majestic views overlooking the Mississippi River. The trail consists of two 5ks marked with arrows and streamers. The wooded 5k takes you into the Olin Nature Preserve on trails used as a major entry point on the Underground Railroad. The second 5k takes you to the Mississippi Sanctuary lookout on the bluffs, through the Mississippi Sanctuary Trails, down to the Great River Rd. Join us for lunch after your walk at The Nature Institute.
- ILLINOIS TREKKERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CAHOKIA MOUNDS WALK
30 Ramey St, Collinsville, IL 62234, USA
Come help the Illinois Trekkers celebrate their 40th anniversary with a walk at Cahokia Mounds, a State Historic Site, National Historic Landmark and World Heritage Site-the largest prehistoric Indian site north of Mexico. Scholars, travelers & walkers from around the globe visit Cahokia Mounds and its world-class Interpretive Center to learn about this highly sophisticated civilization built in an urban complex. 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 and residences of the elite, and to provide burial sites and mark important settlement locations. The walk path passes Indian cultural areas and travels through several habitats on grass, concrete and gravel. Experience the “natural stair-stepper” by climbing 154 steps to the top of Monks Mound, the largest earthen mound in North America equivalent to a 10-story building.
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