The Illinois Michigan Canal Towpath Bike Trail is one of my favorites. Originally, about 150 years ago, the Illinois Michigan Canal was used to transport goods between Chicago and LaSalle IL. From La Salle the goods were shipped down the Illinois River to the Mississippi River and on to New Orleans. Mules along side the canal pulled the canal boats between Joliet and La Salle. The portion of the path between Channahon and Au Sable is the segment that we biked today.
2 The IL Michigan canal with the bike path to the side.
This little device reminds me of the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz