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Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Trails

Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Trails


Comprising hundreds of miles of rivers and creeks, as well as Lake Michigan, northeastern Illinois waterways offer an unparalleled experience of our region—from the Chicago River's skyscraper canyons to the quiet beauty of prairie streams along the DuPage River. Openlands works to ensure our waterways remain clean, safe, and accessible to the public through carefully conceived and managed water trails initiatives.

For more information, please contact paddle@openlands.org.

Download the Map: Northeastern Illinois Water Trails Map

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