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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Belleville, IL
Event Name: Downtown, Historic Districts & Richland Creek Greenway
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105931 2017/Y0904
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k 10k - 1A
Description: Daily, dawn to dusk. Check payment preferred. Restrooms and water are available at the start/finish and at several locations along the trail. On the 10k, the Richland Creek Greenway connects six city parks. After leaving the greenway you will traverse through two historic districts and a beautifully renovated downtown streetscape. The 5k takes you past the shops and restaurants on Main Street and through Belleville's Old Historic District. The Fountain square is host to many events throughout the year. Saturdays, May-October, you can catch the Farmer's Market. The weekend after Mother's Day in May is "Art on the Square," voted #1 and #2 in the nation for the past nine years. The last weekend in June is the "Jazz and Wine Festival." September brings the Oktoberfest and the first weekend in October is the Chili Cook-Off. Info www.belleville.net.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Daily, dawn to dusk
Location: Balance Coffee and Tea (Train Depot)
Start Point / Driving Directions: 732 S. Illinois Street (Highway 159), Belleville, Illinois. Walk binder is available on the shelf to the left of the cashier. Driving directions: I-64, Exit 12 (IL-159) S. Continue through Swansea to downtown Belleville, around the Fountain, staying on Illinois Street (IL-159) to Balance Coffee and Tea (Train Depot) on your left at 732 S. Illinois. Balance Coffee and Tea is open seven days a week. Free parking is available. More information at balancecoffeeandtea.com.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: PLEASE NOTE: Effective June 1, 2017, the Start Point for this walk changed to Balance Coffee and Tea (Train Depot), 732 S. Illinois Street (Highway 159), Belleville, IL. Please join us!
Host Club: Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club
Contact: Susan Hodgson (618) 334-6304
Website: www.illinois-trekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: lkcs246@gmail.com