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Work on a new section of Veterans Memorial Trail will cause a 30-day closure of 167th Street in Homer Township starting July 5. The closure is required to allow contractors to build a pedestrian tunnel under the street.
Trail location and access
The western segment may be accessed from the following locations:
- Hadley Valley – Gougar Road Access (Gougar Road, Joliet)
- Hadley Valley – Route 6 Access (Route 6, Joliet)
- Hadley Valley – Bruce Road Access (Bruce Road, Homer Township)
The eastern segment may be accessed from Messenger Marsh (South Bell Road, Homer Glen).
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Trail experience and activities
The western segment of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail is a hilly, crushed limestone loop and linear trail and travels 5.01 miles through the woodland, savanna and wetland of Hadley Valley.
The eastern segment of the trail is a hilly, crushed limestone loop and linear trail and travels 3.44 miles through the woodland and savanna of Messenger Marsh.
Both segments of the trail are ideal for the following activities:
- Horseback riding (trailer parking available at Hadley Valley – Gougar Road Access and Messenger Marsh)
- Cross-country skiing
Pilcher Park trails: Trail connections in Joliet connect the segment of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail at Hadley Valley to Pilcher Park trails owned by the Joliet Park District.