Morris is a quintessential rural Midwestern town filled with unique, small shops – some old and some new – most in historic buildings, sitting right along the I&M Canal, just a stone’s throw from the Illinois River and many recreational activities:
- Walk and bike the scenic trail
- Go canoeing or kayaking in the waters of the canal or the Illinois River
The I&M Canal made Morris an important center for agriculture, industry, trade and government. Downtown still thrives as the seat of one of Illinois’ most fertile agricultural counties. A huge grain elevator visible over the treetops along the Illinois River is a reminder that corn is still a vital part of Morris’ economy today.