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Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

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The Hennepin Canal was built at the turn of the 20th century as a commerical waterway connecting the Illinois River with the Mississippi River. Cheaper railway transport soon made its barge traffic obsolete, but by the 1930s, boaters and canoeists were enjoying themselves along the 96-mile canal, and hikers traveled its whole length.

Location: PO Box 201, Rural Route 2, Sheffield Illinois 61361 Telephone 815-454-2328

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