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A new 3.5-mile paved section of Veterans Memorial Trail officially opened in Homer Township following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 28. Path users can travel from Hadley Valley preserve north to the 159th Street Bikeway and beyond.
Trail location and access
Veterans Memorial Trail begins at the Spring Creek Greenway Trail at Hadley Valley east of Interstate 355 and travels north 3.54 miles to connect with a state-owned trail along 159th Street in Lockport.
The trail picks up again at 135th Street in Romeoville where it overlaps Centennial Trail and travels north 3.26 miles to Interstate 355. Centennial Trail splits off at I-355 heading east into Cook County. Veterans Memorial Trail continues 1.47 miles north through Lemont to Internationale Parkway in Woodridge.
Eventually, another phase of construction will extend the path north from 159th Street to 135th Street in Romeoville.
The trail is jointly owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District and the Village of Woodridge.
Veterans Memorial Trail may be accessed from Centennial Trail – Schneider's Passage in Romeoville. (View on a Google Map)
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Trail experience and activities
Veterans Memorial Trail is a hilly, paved linear trail and travels through woodland. It is ideal for the following activities:
- In-line skating
- Cross-country skiing
Centennial Trail: The southern end of Veterans Memorial Trail in Romeoville partially overlaps the 10.81-mile, paved linear Centennial Trail, which travels east from Will County into Cook and DuPage counties. The two trails split at I-355.
Southern DuPage County Regional Trail: The northern end of the trail connects to the 46-mile, multi-jurisdictional Southern DuPage County Regional Trail, which serves the communities of Aurora, Naperville, Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge.