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The Galena Trail and Coach Road is a scenic motor trail extending from Peoria to Galena, Illinois, following state, county and unpaved township roads. The Trail features cultural, scenic, historic and conservation points of interest, over a course of 150 miles through eight north central and northwestern Illinois counties including those found Carroll & Ogle.   The motor trail is marked with directional signs and traces the historic alignments of the 1825 Galena Trail and its successor, the 1833 Peoria-Galena Coach Road, the first state road in northern Illinois. Both alignments followed ancient Native American trails, and were used by early American miners to link the Lead Mine Region of Illinois and Wisconsin with Peoria and southern Illinois.  For more information go to website.

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