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Dates: 1/2/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Belleville, IL
Event Name: Downtown, Historic Districts & Richland Creek Greenway
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 111578 2019/Y0904
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k 10k - 1A
Description: Welcome to Belleville! 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
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, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Daily, dawn to dusk
Location: Balance Coffee and Tea (Train Depot)
Start Point / Driving Directions: Balance Coffee and Tea, 732 S. Illinois Street (Highway 159), Belleville, Illinois. 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. Free parking is available. Balance Coffee and Tea is open seven days a week. Walk binder is available on the shelf to the left of the cashier. More information on hours and holiday closings at or (618) 641-9900.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: More walks? There are 16 YREs in the Metro-East Illinois/St. Louis, Missouri area.
Host Club: Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club
Contact: Susan Hodgson (618) 334-6304
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