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The Illinois Prairie Path, Fox River Trails, and Virgil Gilman Trail were recently featured in an article by Jeanine Barone at the Chicago Tribune.

The story highlights old railroad corridors outside of Chicago's city limits that were transformed over the years into some of the top destinations for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors. We're inclined to agree with author Jeanine Barone, writing about the trails, that they are "a balm for the soul, wrapping visitors in tranquility, something most of us especially crave nowadays."

From commuting to exercising, or taking a leisurely walk with binoculars to spot the dozens of migratory bird species — including American bald eagles and Great White Pelicans — that visit the Aurora Area seasonally, these "rails to trails" travel destinations offer an exciting mix of recreational opportunities. Pair your visit with stops in vibrant shopping and dining districts, including Aurora Downtown, Batavia Mainstreet, and Go Oswego

Read the full article at the Chicago Tribune

Learn more about kayaking & canoeing in the Aurora Area with our Fox River Info Guide.  

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