The Great River Road in Illinois

Outdoor Recreation

Anyone who loves nature and wildlife can enjoy the spectacular beauty bound by the massive water, gently rolling hills and prairie that include the Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway. Our nation's largest river offers the perfect setting for nature and wildlife enthusiasts to admire and enjoy rich landscapes through four spectacular seasons. Blessed with an array of dramatic landscapes and serene getaways, the route offers natural beauty that attracts lovers of nature and explorers, as well as an array of wildlife that call the Mississippi River home.

BICYCLE / PEDESTRIAN PATHS

BICYCLE / PEDESTRIAN PATHS

BIRD WATCHING & WILDLIFE VIEWING

BIRD WATCHING & WILDLIFE VIEWING

BOATING

BOATING

CAMPING

CAMPING

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

EAGLE WATCHING

EAGLE WATCHING

EQUESTRIAN

EQUESTRIAN

FISHING

FISHING

GOLF

GOLF

HIKING

HIKING

HUNTING

HUNTING

ICE SKATING

ICE SKATING

MISSISSIPPI RIVER BOAT LAUNCHES

MISSISSIPPI RIVER BOAT LAUNCHES

MOUNTAIN BIKING

MOUNTAIN BIKING

SKIING

SKIING

SPORT SHOOTING

SPORT SHOOTING

SWIMMING

SWIMMING