[vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=””]

[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=””][vc_custom_heading text=”I & M Canal State Trail – LaSalle to Ottawa” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”15 miles | Part Crushed Limestone, Part Paved | Easy, Flat” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Merriweather%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20italic%3A400%3Aitalic”]
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”20″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]This 15 mile stretch of trail along the western branch of the I&M Canal features plenty of historic content, as well as fun and interesting stops in three canal towns along the way![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”3/4″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Whether hiking or bicycling this section of the canal, there is plenty to see and do. The canal offers astounding scenery, wildlife, and opportunities to visit interesting communities along the path – all can be captured with your camera. And with all the museums, shops and restaurants along your way, be sure to bring a bike lock.

This scenic section of the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail begins in LaSalle, where the I&M Canal meets the Illinois River. The trail continues east, alongside the canal to Ottawa on the Fox River. The trail runs between lakes and sandstone bluffs, like the breathtaking “Split Rock.” Turtles, herons, and beavers ply the waters next to the trail.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=””][vc_single_image image=”497″ alignment=”” style=”” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”” image_hovers=”true” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”10″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=””]

Nearby Attractions
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/3″ animation=””][vc_single_image image=”499″ alignment=”right” style=”” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”” image_hovers=”true” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]LaSalle is home to the spectacular Hegeler Carus Mansion and the mule-pulled 70-passenger LaSalle Canal Boat. In downtown Utica, check out the LaSalle County Historical Museum, or the Blacksmith’s shop. Take a detour at Buffalo Rock, once an island in a glacial Illinois River, today it offers spectacular views across the Illinois Valley. In Ottawa, check out the I&M Canal Tollhouse and the Fox River Aqueduct before turning onto the Ottawa Riverwalk and heading downtown to visit the incredible Reddick Mansion. Ottawa is also home to a Scouting Museum, Lincoln-Douglas Debate site.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=””]
Access Points
[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=””]
Find Us
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

  • Lock 14, LaSalle
  • Downtown Utica
  • Buffalo Rock State Park
  • Ottawa Toll House, Ottawa

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=””][vc_gmaps size=”250″ link=”#E-8_JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbSUyRm1hcHMlMkZlbWJlZCUzRnBiJTNEJTIxMW0xOCUyMTFtMTIlMjExbTMlMjExZDI5OTYuMjEzNjM2OTMxMzU1MyUyMTJkLTg5LjA5NDYyOTMlMjEzZDQxLjMyNTk2NzYlMjEybTMlMjExZjAlMjEyZjAlMjEzZjAlMjEzbTIlMjExaTEwMjQlMjEyaTc2OCUyMTRmMTMuMSUyMTNtMyUyMTFtMiUyMTFzMHg4ODA5NjA4Mjc4OTZkOTJmJTI1M0EweDg4NjRhYzRhZTU3YmM0MzElMjEyc0ElMkJTdCUyNTJDJTJCTGFzYWxsZSUyNTJDJTJCSUwlMkI2MTMwMSUyMTVlMCUyMTNtMiUyMTFzZW4lMjEyc3VzJTIxNHYxNDM1NDM2MTEwMTc4JTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI2MDAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI0NTAlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmJvcmRlciUzQTAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ animation=””][vc_btn title=”Download Map” style=”modern” shape=”rounded” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” i_align=”left” i_type=”fontawesome” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-down” i_icon_openiconic=”vc-oi vc-oi-dial” i_icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-adjust-brightness” i_icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-note” i_icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-heart” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fiandm.dev.tilpropreview.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F06%2FLaSalle-to-Ottawa-map.pdf|title:LaSalle%20to%20Ottawa%20Trail%20Map|target:%20_blank” button_block=”” add_icon=”true” i_icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-alert”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ animation=””]

Nearby Services
[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ full_width=”” padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ animation=”” type=”” bg_color=”” bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ enable_parallax=”” parallax_speed=”0.1″ bg_video_src_mp4=”” bg_video_src_ogv=”” bg_video_src_webm=””][vc_column width=”3/4″ animation=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center in LaSalle has maps, snacks, restrooms.

The Bike Shop in Ottawa offers bike ($6) and helmet ($2) rentals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]