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Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail
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The 486-acre Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail was acquired between 1993 and 2013.

Trail Location and Access

The Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail travels 10.81 miles from the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site north through Lockport and Romeoville to the Cook County line.

The Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail may be accessed from the following locations managed by the Forest Preserve District:Trail Experience and Activities

The Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail is a 10.81-mile crushed limestone/paved linear trail in four segments in Will County.

The I&M Canal Trail travels for 2.76 miles from the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site north to Division Street in Lockport. This flat, crushed limestone segment of the trail travels along the I&M Canal through woodland. It is ideal for the following activities:From Division Street in Lockport, a crushed limestone segment of the I&M Canal Trail owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lockport Township Park District travels 1.05 mile north to Second Street in Lockport.

At Second Street in Lockport, the I&M Canal Trail connects to the Forest Preserve District's Centennial Trail, which travels north 3.16 miles to Schneiderís Passage/Isle a la Cache in Romeoville. This flat, crushed limestone segment of the trail travels along the I&M Canal through woodland. It is ideal for the following activities:From Schneider's Passage/Isle a la Cache in Romeoville, the Centennial Trail extends an additional 3.26 miles north to the Cook County line. This flat, paved segment of the trail travels through along the Des Plaines River through woodland, and features a historic swing bridge. It is ideal for the following activities:Download a map of the I&M Canal Trails.

Trail Connections

Old Plank Road Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the south end of the Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail to the 21-mile, linear paved Old Plank Road Trail.

Wauponsee Glacial Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the south end of the Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail to the 22.29-mile, linear crushed limestone/paved Wauponsee Glacial Trail.

I&M Canal State Trail: Street routes in Joliet connect the south end of the Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' crushed limestone I&M Canal State Trail. The I&M Canal State Trail may also be accessed from the District's Lower Rock Run Preserve - I&M Canal Access in Joliet, McKinley Woods - Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon, and McKinley Woods - Frederick's Grove in Channahon.

Download a map of Joliet area bike trail connections.

I&M Canal Trail: In Lockport, the trail connects to the Lockport Township Park District's I&M Canal Trail, which provides access to the Park District's Dellwood Park and Dellwood West.

Veterans Memorial Trail: At Schneider's Passage in Romeoville, the Centennial Trail connects to the 1.47-mile, linear paved Veterans Memorial Trail.

Centennial Trail: At the Cook County line, the north end of the trail connects to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Centennial Trail.
Centennial Trail Bridge
Photograph Courtesy of Ron Molk
Location
The Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail travels 10.81 miles from the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site in Joliet north to the Cook County line.

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