Sneaking across the Illinois border

Posted by Doug Shidell, July 4th, 2012

For years bicyclists have used a short dirt trail to follow the Lake Michigan and get from Wisconsin to Illinois Beach State Park. Most of the land on either side of the line is in public hands: in Wisconsin the Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area and the Spring Bluff Preserve in Illinois. To make the crossing, from 116th St, travel south on 1st Court until it ends at an unpaved parking area. Then ride on the trail (or push your bike if the sand is too deep) to the marina parking area in Illinois. Then you can travel south on park roads and trails to Illinois Beach.

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