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Sports & Recreation

All Around Alton, IL and St. Louis Area

Biking

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.

Golf

Belk Park Golf Course
"Golf's Best Buy."

Cloverleaf Golf Course
Welcome to the oldest family owned and operated golf course in the Greater St. Louis area.

Lockhaven Country Club
Founded in 1956, Lockhaven is a peaceful, country place off the scenic Great River Road and set among the bluffs and rolling hills of the Mississippi River.

Rock Springs Golf
Built on rolling hills in a scenic park.

Rolling Hills Golf Course
“The Friendliest Golf Course in the Riverbend Area.” Family owned and operated, for 30 years, Rolling Hills has been providing an enjoyable golf experience and exceptional value for thousands of golfers every year.

Roseland Golf Course
Nine holes of golf fun!

Spencer T. Olin Golf Course
“The Best from Start to Finish.” This links style course has the distinction of being the only Arnold Palmer facility in Illinois and is generally considered the finest public facility in the mid-west. Its wooden, rolling, open layout makes for a most memorable golfing experience.

Wolves' Crossing Golf Course
Wide open and fun to play 18 hole golf course with practice facilities. Player friendly with a few testy holes just to keep it exciting.

The Woodlands Golf Course & Club
Generally considered one of the best courses in the Greater St. Louis and Alton, Illinois area.

Parks

Gordon F. Moore Park
The park offers tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, childrens playgrounds, fishing, a paved bike trail and half mile natural trail through largest prairie grass restoration area in Illinois.. The park is also home to the Nan Elliot Memorial Rose Garden and Spencer T. Olin Golf Course.

Pere Marquette State Park
Famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors, and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers from several points atop the bluffs, you can take advantage of a variety of year round recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, camping, fishing, boating, and hiking. Site includes information on the Brussels Ferry, Golden Eagle Ferry, Kampsville Ferry and Winfield Ferry guide to area services, restaurants, attractions, calendar of interpretive events, and the legend of the Piasa Bird.

Water Recreation

Grafton Canoe & Kayak Rental (and Bicycle Rental)
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.

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