This 13-mile asphalt trail offers a variety of natural landscapes while passing neighborhoods and institutions including SIUE. The trail begins at Bryant Street in Edwardsville and ends at Mockingbird Lane in Granite City.
Walk along the former historic Illinois Central Railroad to the beautiful scenery that is the Kaskaskia River. You enter the trail behind he Fayette County Health Department at 416 W. Edwards St. Along the trail you can enjoy the “Did you know” signs that are spread throughout the trail to learn the history of the railroad and about Abraham Lincoln’s involvement with the trail and Vandalia.
Enjoy friendly service and feel at home in a clean and comfortable guest room. You’ll stay connected with free WiFi in every guest room and start your day right with Hampton’s Free Hot Breakfast.
Vandalia, Illinois is blessed with an abundance of beautiful parks. Six separate park areas totaling sixty acres are under the management of the Vandalia Park District. Nestled throughout our scenic parks you can find picnic tables, pavilions, grills, swings, slides, swimming pool, six baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields and three tennis courts.