Bike to Illinois Beach State Park starting right from our troop room! This a 35 mile bike ride (each way) with an overnight campout at the park.
The bike trail is relatively flat and a combination of paved and crushed stone. Most of the trail is exclusively limited to bikes and foot traffic. There are small sections in Highland Park and Zion where the trail goes through town and will require travel on sidewalks. You can Google Green Bay Trail and Robert McClory Bike path for additional details and both the trails are also marked on Google maps.
The trail runs parallel to the Union Pacific North Metra line. If you would rather bike only part of the trail, you can choose to join the ride at the following stops:
- Braeside (25 miles to campsite)
- Highland Park (20 miles to campsite)
- Great Lakes (15 miles to campsite)
In addition, the Zion train station is minutes from the campsite.
This summer, we worked on 4 Eagle Projects from Evan, Ryan, Nick, and Hayden.