Geneva Visitor Guide 2021

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Fox River Trail This beautiful trail follows along the banks of the Fox River almost 30 miles in Kane County alone. Its smooth surface makes it ideal for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and jogging. The trail has access to excellent fishing, canoeing, picturesque picnic facilities, the Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve and Nature Center, the Fabyan Forest Preserve, Villa Museum, Japanese Garden and an 1850s windmill.

Great Western Trail The Great Western Trail crosses small streams and wetlands. It is a place of quiet beauty, a linear wildlife refuge and truly one of the finer experiences available in Kane County. The Trail, approximately 17 miles from the trailhead to Sycamore, is limestone and allows a smooth riding surface. Snowmobiling is permitted when the snow is 4” or more.

Virgil L. Gilman Trail This 12-mile trail crosses Waubonsee Creek and meanders through wetlands filled with small birds and waterfowl. Small patches of native prairie, beautiful wildflowers and a diverse tree population add to its beauty. It crosses high above the Fox River via an historic truss bridge. The trail is a smooth surface of limestone and asphalt – ideal for biking.

Illinois Prairie Path

630-752-0120 The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) was the first successful “rail-to-trail” conversion in the United States with its 62 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trails. Access the Geneva Spur from Reed Keppler Park in West Chicago.