Has COVID-19 changed your summer plans? No worries!! Enjoy your staycation by planning a day, or a weekend to explore the KCT!
The 60-mile long auto tour route connects you with so many opportunities to enjoy the area’s history along scenic backroads and peaceful prairie land. Visit the brand new website to learn more! https://www.kctrailillinois.org. Here you can learn about all of the points of interest that are situated along the trail. There is also a self-guided tour booklet that you can download from the website. This booklet contains detailed information about historical and natural points of interest along, and surrounding, the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail, and their significance to the history of Illinois.
Paul Wightman Nature Preserve
The points of interest appeal to people of all ages! From the magnificent Fort de Chartres in Prairie du Rocher to the beautiful Wightman Nature Preserve in Fults, there are guaranteed to be exciting stops for everyone!! Along your journey, be sure to stop at one of the many exceptional restaurants, shops, breweries and wineries to enjoy a bite to eat and a unique shopping experience…not to mention the small-town charm and hospitality! For more information, visit KCTrailIllinois.org
Fort de Chartres - Prairie du Rocher
The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (KCT) is located within the St. Louis metropolitan area in St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph counties in southwestern Illinois. The KCT corridor connects visitors with an opportunity to discover the history of the region’s native people, French colonial roots, Revolutionary War era settlers, early Illinois’ statehood, Westward Expansion, 18th & 19th century European immigration influences, prominent agricultural heritage and unique scenic landscapes. The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail is an instrumental piece of our region’s history that the coalition is committed to protecting and promoting for public awareness, appreciation and use.