• Outdoor Adventures

    Grab the family for an outdoor adventure this summer along the Lincoln Highway.
    Go for a bike ride or walk on the Old Plank Road Trail, a 22 mile long paved trail that connects Joliet, New Lenox, Frankfort, Matteson, Park Forest and Chicago Heights. 
    Build teamwork and creative problem solving while having fun at the adventure center ropes course and climbing tower at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center in Olympia Fields. Perfect for family reunions, scout troops and work events.
    Learn about life in the 1800’s at Blackberry Farm in Aurora. Visit a pioneer cabin, a blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, ...

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.