One of the long-term goals of G.E.A.R. is to create a walking/biking trail in the Elizabeth area. Though it’s something we would all like as soon as possible, it could take us a long time to raise the money needed for such a project. We will be researching grants and other possible funding. If you would like to donate money to this cause or help research/write grants, please CONTACT US and let us know! We also need volunteers to serve on the trail committee.

In the meantime, don’t forget about the area trails already established. The nearest hiking trail is at Schurmeier Teaching Forest, located between Elizabeth and Hanover. This property is maintained by the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, which helps to preserve natural areas in the county. Happy exploring!


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