Illinois Prairie Path
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
The 62-mile bike trail follows the former Chicago, Aurora and Elgin commuter train line. Abandoned in 1961, it was converted to the Prairie Path in 1963. The trail starts in Forest Park, but it's easier to pick it up in Elmhurst off Spring Road. Then ride it west to Wheaton. The Batavia Spur juts off the Aurora Branch and the Geneva Spur juts off the Elgin Branch. Free maps available on website.