Rails to trails is a great program where abandoned railroads are turned into hiking paths. Not only are the tracks given a new purpose, but the resulting hikes are awesome. This is because they often head through incredibly scenic parts of countryside. Such is the case along the Illinois Prairie Path. The Illinois Prairie Path is a network of 61 miles of biking and hiking trails. It is mostly in DuPage County, with some spilling out to Kane County and Cook County. Here’s why you should explore it.

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