Drost park was starting to show the fall colors.
The fire department added the water in the background for walkers.
WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL “WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK: Experience the tradition – bring your family and friends on this most unique volksmarch in the metro-east Illinois area as you walk among over two and a half million miniature lights illuminating trees, figures, and displays that depict the true Christmas story. The Shrine campus will have all their activities available to walkers. Activities include the Christmas Tree & wreath Display, Camel, Donkey & Pony Rides, Petting zoo, Camel rides ($6), Carriage Rides ($65 for 6 people & $100 for 10 people), Kettle corn & refreshments for purchase.
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Visitor Center, 442 South De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, Illinois 62223-1095
The Illinois Trekkers enjoyed the traditional walk sponsored by the St. Louis Walkers.
One of the many unique memorials in the cemetery.
One of the beautiful trees on the walk.
This waterfall was on the walk.
The Illinois Trekkers enjoyed walking with the St. Louis Walkers on a beautiful fall day.
The fall colors were beautiful & added to all the sites on the walk.
Everyone stopped for lunch before returning to the start/finish point.
Two walkers stopped with the caboose in the park.
A beautiful day for a bike ride.
One rider was so fast he waited for the others to catch up.
The bike riders found an Illinois Trekker doing the 5k walk on the trail.
Walkers registering to start the walk.
One of the many beautiful views on the walk.
Walkers getting ready to start the walk.
One of the dedicated volunteers who helped mark the trail while a light rain was falling.
A young puppy even came to do the walk.
The puppy actually got a free ride.