About the Hennepin Canal Parkway
The Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail runs across north-central Illinois, from the town of Colona in the Quad Cities area to Bureau Junction on the Illinois River.
This main line of the canal stretches 60 miles, connecting the Rock River to the Illinois River.
There is also a 30 mile "feeder" extension running from around the middle of the main line north to Sterling IL.
The Feeder Line starts just east of Mineral.
Together, the main line and the feeder form an inverted "T" shape.
Trails along the Hennepin Canal and the I&M Canal
will take you almost the entire distance across Illinois,
from the suburbs of Chicago to the Quad Cities.