Havana Riverfront Park

Place Category: Ecology, History & Culture Tour, Nature & Outdoor Recreation, and Nature Sites

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    Bordered by the east bank of the Illinois River this linear park possesses an ample walking trail shaded by the park’s large riparian trees. On the park’s bluff (at the terminus of Main Street) is an observation deck and raised boardwalk nestled in a grove of American elm, red maple, mulberry, northern catalpa, and black locust trees. Havana’s Riverfront Park represents a relaxing, refreshing stop for wildlife watchers. The deck and raised walkway are perfect spots for perusing the river for Ring-billed Gulls, swallows, waterfowl, and other birds. During the summer months, keep an eye out for Chimney Swifts and Common Nighthawks as well. The large trees that populate much of the park are almost always full of Red-headed and Downy woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Blue Jays, and American Robins.

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