Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!


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Illinois River Road Local Specialties

Nothing speaks more to freshness and local authenticity than locally produced foods and goods. You'll benefit farmers, small business owners, communities and the environment by shopping local. Experience the many shops, markets, farm stands and restaurants that feature locally grown and raised foods and handmade products right here in the Illinois River Valley.

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101 East Elm Street, Canton, IL 61520
Written up in Midwest Living magazine, this casual fine dining restaurant is a culinary delight located in an historic, renovated hotel in downtown Canton. Listen to live mus...View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-2233
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.5558452, -90.0333895 Map It!

487 State Route 40, Speer, IL 61479
Numerous varieties of home grown popcorn. Produce available at farm stand and at Peoria Heights Farm Market and Peoria Riverfront Market...View Details.
Phone: 309-249-2192
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.988074, -89.629935 Map It!

12087 Illinois Hwy 71, Granville, IL 61326
Just outside of Granville, Illinois in the little community of Mark, Denise and Keith Boggio operate Boggio's Little Mountain Orchard. Both children of produce marketing famil...View Details.
Phone: (815) 339-2245
Area: Ottawa
Site Access: free
GPS: 41.25701, -89.23881 Map It!

616 CR 2350 E., Varna, IL 61375
At our farm we breed, farrow and grow 100% natural, pasture-raised Berkshire hogs. We DO NOT use any antibiotics, hormones or steroids! All of our pigs are hand-fed and raised...View Details.
Phone: 815-452-2935
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.017077, -89.190696 Map It!

Jones Park/Downtown, Canton, IL 61520
Every Saturday, June through September, the Canton Main Street Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., offering farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, cut flowers,...View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-2677
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.556393, -90.0344671 Map It!

301 E. Chestnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361
The ultimate bed and breakfast for foodies, the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield is an award winning bed and breakfast featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine using locally gr...View Details.
Phone: (800) 537-1304
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.354252, -89.73421 Map It!

18347 1250 N. Avenue, Tiskilwa, IL
We grow approximately 50 types of vegetables, melons, strawberries, raspberries, and herbs. We also keep a few dairy goats, laying hens, ducks, and honey bees. ...View Details.
Phone: 815-646-4809
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.327779, -89.488031 Map It!

1807 N. Missouri, Peoria, IL 61615
Market growers of herbs and vegetables, value-added products, basil pesto, pasta and salsa using no harmful chemicals and producing high quality food products. Available at Pe...View Details.
Phone: 309-251-7239
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.708895, -89.590541 Map It!

1175 County Road, 1200 E., Metamora, IL 61548
Herbs, flowers and produce available at farmstand, at Heights Farm Market, Peoria Riverfront Market....View Details.
Phone: 309-657-4923
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.80673, -89.312564 Map It!

Heritage Square, Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL
Outdoor farmer's market offering farm fresh produce, baked goods, specialty food items and art - handmade and locally produced in Illinois. Enjoy a summer evening shopping for...View Details.
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.742228, -89.574106 Map It!

20235 Illinois Route 9, Pekin, IL 61554
Featuring all natural, locally raised and grown Illinois products: farm fresh milk, Angus beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkey, breads, cheeses, wine, fruits and vegetables, hone...View Details.
Phone: 309-620-0616
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.536999, -89.545923 Map It!

Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615
Fresh Vegetables...View Details.
Phone: 309-243-7891
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.802911, -89.669852 Map It!

1861 State Route 26, Lowpoint, IL 61545
Offering Illinois and locally made and produced products....View Details.
Phone: 309-369-5080
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.90078, -89.427693 Map It!

Route 17 E, Lacon, IL 61540
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Phone: (309) 246-3663
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.02351, -89.395559 Map It!

208 N. Main , Morton, IL
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Phone: 309-263-6667
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.611423, -89.460523 Map It!

On the Square , Metamora, IL 61548
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Phone: 309-367-4569
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.790793, -89.362535 Map It!

130 Mill St. , Utica, IL
Located in downtown Utica, Mill Street Market is a local grocery that offers everything you need for a full-course meal, a picnic at the park, or a campfire cookout. Enjoy mea...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-4912
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.340928, -89.009784 Map It!

1496 Upper Spring Bay RD., East Peoria, IL 61611
Watermelons and Cantalopes sold on farm or at the Metro Center Market...View Details.
Phone: 309-822-0245
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.743799, -89.512263 Map It!

16859 E CR 9, Lewistown, IL 61542
Orchard Hill Farm has been producing fine crops of fruits and vegetables since the 1930s. Opting for new and more peaceful careers, Ken and Sharon Thompson purchased the farm ...View Details.
Phone: 309-547-3221
Area: Lewistown
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.34746, -90.12679 Map It!

4700 N. University, Peoria, IL 61614
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Phone: 309-692-6690
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.74541, -89.608975 Map It!

Peoria Riverfront, Peoria, IL 61602
Peoria's RiverFront Market features Illinois grown produce, local meats, cheeses, fresh breads, herbs, and flowers…Plus a great selection of local art including jewelry, potte...View Details.
Phone: 309-671-5555
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.685256, -89.595048 Map It!

19183 Plow Creek, Unit 10, Tiskilwa, IL 61368
Plow Creek Farm is affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA, and specializes in producing nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products while minimizing the u...View Details.
Phone: 815-646-4862
Area: Princeton
Site Access: free; june-oct; call ahead
GPS: 41.28964, -89.49093 Map It!

1023 N. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 875-6468
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.384616, -89.465123 Map It!

465 State Route 17, Sparland, IL 61565
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Phone: 309-238-1057
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.031765, -89.550339 Map It!

740 IL Route 40, Speer, IL 61479
The orchard sports over 11,000 trees and 17 varieties of apples. We grow over 20 acres of pumpkins along with various other fruits and vegetables. Find a large assortment of g...View Details.
Phone: 309-495-5442
Area: Princeton
GPS: 40.987488, -89.629927 Map It!

318 5th Street, Lacon, IL 61540
Visit one the trendiest coffee shops in North Central Illinois! The Coffee Hub is located in Lacon, Illinois on the main floor floor of a building that is 100 years old. Re...View Details.
Phone: 309-554-9057
Fax: 309-554-9058
Area: Lacon
GPS: 41.024758, -89.411201 Map It!

317 Locust, Delavan, IL
Located in historic downtown Delavan, the Harvest Cafe is a farm-to-table restaurant specializing in modern takes on classic American dishes. We make everything in-house and s...View Details.
Phone: 309-244-7000
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.372804, -89.547534 Map It!

817 Linn Street, Washburn, IL 61570
Methodist Atrium Spring and Fall Market. Peoria Riverfront Market...View Details.
Phone: 309-657-8531
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.919727, -89.324151 Map It!