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South west of Chicago, IL is the Illinois and Michigan Canal. As of 1993, the bike path started in Channahon, IL and went north east to Joliet. After that it continues to Marseilles and LaSalle. The canal was a historic link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

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Most of the canal is no longer in use and nature is reclaiming it.

Old industrial properties along the way.

More rusty images from along the Illinois & Michigan Canal bike way.

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