Cycling & Hiking
Alton Square Mall
Walk in air conditioned and heated comfort. One time around is a quarter of a mile.
Bed, Breakfast and Biking
find listed bike-friendly B & B's and inns along or near the bike trails and byways.
Grafton Canoe & Kayak Rental . . . and Bicycle Rental too
Enjoy biking the scenic byway or a wooded trail at nearby Pere Marquette State Park. Bicycle, canoe, kayak, waverunner, ski boat, and pontoon boat rental available.
Great Rivers Byway
Enjoy the scenic vistas, historic heritage, outdoor recreation, and cultures of the Greater Alton area hiking, biking, or driving the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Listen to byway webcasts on your computer, download them to your portable MP3 player and bring them along on your trip, or burn them to CD and listen in your car as you explore the byway.
Lewis & Cark State Historic Site
Bike trail along levee open sunrise to sunset. Trail from Interpretive Center to river .75 miles.
Madison County Bikeways
Information on the Madison County Transit Nature Trail, Confluence Bikeway, Schoolhouse Trail, Sam Vadalabene Bikeway (River Road Bikeway), Glen Carbon Heritage Trail.
Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway
Explore the drive along what the Illinois Legislature described as, “the most beautiful stretch of the entire Mississippi River.” Also includes information on points of interest along the way including the Melvin Price Locks and Dam and National Great Rivers Museum, Clark Bridge, the mythical Piasa Bird, Marquette State Park, Koster Site, Bluffs, Brussels Ferry, Lincoln and Douglas Debate Site, Robert Wadlow the World`s Tallest Man, Alton Cemetery, Lewis and Clark Monument, and Civil War Prison and Memorial.
Moore, Gordon Park
Paved bike trail. Half mile natural trail through largest prairie grass restoration area in Illinois.
The Nature Institute
Public trails from sunrise to sunset.
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