Celebrating 35 Years as America’s First National Heritage Area

August 23, 2019 – August 23, 2020 extended to August 23, 2021

Join the Celebration!

The Canal Corridor Association and the National Park Service invite you to join us in year-long celebration of the 35th Anniversary of America’s 1st National Heritage Area, the Illinois & Michigan Canal!

35th Anniversary Kickoff Event

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Grab a Bike & Go!

5 locations on the I & M Canal State Trail. Learn more.


Explore all 35 locations, collect stamps and win prizes. Learn more.

Junior Ranger

Earn a badge and become an official I & M Canal ranger. Learn more.

Map Guide

Explore all 840 square miles of the I & M Canal!

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