Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jane Addams trail

Sunday afternoon we did what I get the urge to do every fall...


It was cold, not much wind and the sun was shining so it turned out pretty nice.

The Jane Addams bike trail isn't far from us. This trail runs from just north of Freeport to the Wisconsin state line on an old railroad bed. There was a good amount of bicycle traffic going north so we headed south on the unpaved section. The part of the trail we walked runs between farmfields and the Pecatonica River.

At the south end of the trail was an old railroad trestle that Dan has been wanting to see.

It was an easy walk, about 1-1/2 miles round trip from the parking area on level terrain so definitely not anything strenuous. If you ever get north of Freeport, go check it out.
It's a great spot to crunch leaves!


  1. Wow! I never knew that you could go south on the trail! It looks beautiful!

  2. Looks like a very special place and I love the name of the river. When we lived in Maryland we lived near the Patuxent River, another unusual name.


  3. Your pictures are gorgeous! I never thought about walking on the trail. Also didn't know about heading south.

  4. How pretty! I would love to go leaf-crunching on that trail.

  5. What a perfect place to take a walk! A little get away not farm from home - you're so lucky!

  6. We've only biked the trail. Never thought about walking it. Where do you start at?

  7. We went south from the parking area south of Bypass 20/Fairview Road. There is a gate across with a path aroundthe gate and a stop sign but it just says foot and bicycle traffic only, no motorized vehicles which I didn't think could go on the trail anyway. ??

  8. I've seen Freeport Park District pickup trucks on the trail. Probably doing maintenance.