Lewistown Ramble

Havana, Illinois

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This short ride explores the pleasant countryside surrounding Lewistown, the former home of Edgar Lee Masters, a famous Illinois literary figure. West of Lewistown, you’ll follow an established on-street bike route through patches of woodland and sections of rolling landscape. The ride begins and ends at the Dickson Mounds Museum, one of the best on-site archeological museums in the country. Lewistown is a place where two cemeteries figure prominently in the local landscape. One of these is the Lewistown town cemetery, which you’ll pass near this ride’s halfway point. This cemetery played a central role in the magnum opus of Edgar Lee Masters, a Lewistown native and one of Illinois’ most famous authors. The starting point of this
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by Ted Villaire (Falcon Guides)

This short ride explores the pleasant countryside surrounding Lewistown, the former home of Edgar Lee Masters, a famous Illinois literary figure. West of Lewistown, you’ll follow an established on-street bike route through patches of woodland and sections of rolling landscape. The ride begins and ends at the Dickson Mounds Museum, one of the best on-site archeological museums in the country.

Lewistown is a place where two cemeteries figure prominently in the local landscape. One of these is the Lewistown town cemetery, which you’ll pass near this ride’s halfway point. This cemetery played a central role in the magnum opus of Edgar Lee Masters, a Lewistown native and one of Illinois’ most famous authors. The starting point of this

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Havana
Distance: 21.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Local Maps: USGS Havana quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Lewistown Ramble

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