Fairview Park Hike

Decatur, Illinois

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This hike follows an asphalt greenway through one of Cen- tral Illinois’ most historic parks—Fairview Park in the town of Decatur. You will start on its east end and work your way through the grounds, visiting sites and facilities both old and new. Large trees shade your walk through manicured grounds. The trail will leave the main part of the park, and then pass through a narrow tunnel of green to emerge near Stevens Creek. The trail then bridges Stevens Creek and comes to a picnic area and the end of Fairview Park. On your return trip you can explore such things as Dreamland Lake and the location where prospective Union soldiers mustered before the Civil War.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike follows an asphalt greenway through one of Cen- tral Illinois’ most historic parks—Fairview Park in the town of Decatur. You will start on its east end and work your way through the grounds, visiting sites and facilities both old and new. Large trees shade your walk through manicured grounds. The trail will leave the main part of the park, and then pass through a narrow tunnel of green to emerge near Stevens Creek. The trail then bridges Stevens Creek and comes to a picnic area and the end of Fairview Park. On your return trip you can explore such things as Dreamland Lake and the location where prospective Union soldiers mustered before the Civil War.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Decatur
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: Decatur Bike/Walking Trails; USGS Decatur, Harristown
Driving Directions: Directions to Fairview Park Hike

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May 2018