Jane Addams Recreation Trail, Freeport

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The Jane Addams Trail is a 15 mile multi-use recreation trail running from Freeport, Illinois to the Wisconsin state line. It offers beautiful scenery and 21 decked bridges passing wetlands, creeks, woods, prairies, geologic formations and farmland. The majority of the trail has a crushed limestone surface thay may be used by hikers, bicyclists, snowmobilers and cross country skiers. It is part of the Grand Illinois Trail and is named after Jane Addams, the humanitarian and public health pioneer who founded Chicago's Hull House and grew up in nearby Cedarville.
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  • Forget Sugar River Trail, no need to head up into Baraboo or west towards Lapham Peak, the Jane Addams Recreation Trail is a fantastic walking trail with minimum disruption. Easy to find from Monroe W...  more »
  • Traveled to Freeport on business and needed to get some steps in. Parking for the trailhead wasn't easy to find. Look for Baymont Inn, drive to the right, and go past the sign for the trailhead. Event...  more »

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