The Illinois Prairie Path is a multi-use nature trail for non-motorizedpublic use. It spans approximately 61 miles in Dupage, Cook, and KaneCounties in northeastern Illinois. A former right-of-way for the oldChicago Aurora & Elgin electric railroad, it was the firstU.S.rail-to-trail conversion established and built by volunteers (beginning in 1963). Itconsists of five connected trail segments with three main branches thatconverge at Volunteer Park (W. Liberty Dr./S. Carlton Ave.) in Wheaton.