Ways to Discovery!

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site

Location:  IL 97, 2 miles south of Petersburg (Entrances to East & West sides 39.975609, -89.841523)
What to do:  Hiking, bird watching, historic village, Theater in the Park, canoe/kayak Sangamon River access, playgrounds, picnicing, campground
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Wayside Park

Location: IL 97 & IL 123 (39.944873, -89.845868)
What to do:  Visit Council Circle, enjoy Pollinator Wayside (coming spring 2020) and historic Wayside Hawthorn, volunteering
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Riverside Park

Location: IL 97 south edge of Petersburg (40.004680, -89.845446)
What to do:  Hiking, bird watching, fishing, canoe/kayak Sangamon River access

Hurie Park

Location: 600-698 E Sangamon St, Petersburg (40.011847, -89.842441)
What to do:  Walking, bird watching, Sangamon River views, playground, ball fields

Sangamon Valley Trail – Cantrall Access

Location: 2900 Cantrall Creek Rd, Cantrall, Sangamon County, IL (39.894785, -89.709335)
What to do:  Walking, bicycling, bird watching, Sangamon River views

J. Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

Location:  In Cass County, west of Petersburg (39.996262, -90.069577)
What to do:  Hiking, bicycling, camping, canoeing/kayaking on lakes, bird watching

Lincoln Heritage Water Trail

Visit the Sangamon River Alliance website to find out more about the potential for enhancement and use of the Sangamon River Corridor, Decatur to Petersburg, Illinois