Salt Creek Greenway Association

The Salt Creek Greenway

Purpose and Partners

Places to Visit


Greenway Trails


Special Greenway Projects

This 30.6 mile stretch of scenic waterway, trails and open space links Cook and DuPage counties along the historic Salt Creek before its confluence with the Des Plaines River and the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor
SALT CREEK GREENWAY and its spheres of influence are rich with remnants of the original landscapes of pre-settlement northeastern Illinois and the history and traditions of its people. Ancient oak groves, savannas and prairie vistas… Archaeological sites dating back to 8,000 B.C…. More recent Native American influences… Early settlement communities… Pioneer cemeteries… Impressive architectural structures listed in The National Register of Historic Places… Historic Homes and Museums… Recreational land and water trails… Vital reminders of our region’s fascinating past which co-exist with modern-day communities and economic corridors.