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Mississippi The Riverfront Experience Cuivre River Greenway Greenway Confluence Greenway Missouri River Greenway Western Greenway Missouri River Greenway Meramec Greenway Mississippi River Greenway The River Ring The Great Rivers Greenway District is the public organization leading the development of a region-wide system of inter-connected greenways, parks and trails, known as The River Ring. The River Ring will join two states and cover an area of 1,216 square miles. The Greenway District, formerly known as the Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District, was established in November 2000 by the successful passage of the Clean Water, Safe Parks and Community Trails Initiative (Proposition C) in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, Missouri. For more information about The Great Rivers Greenway District, visit www.greatrivers.info. Free Map & Trail Information Map (314) 416-9930 St. Louis, MO 63125 3900 Reavis Barracks Road Trailnet, Inc. St. Louis neighborhoods. history and along the edges of old (314) 584-6703 St. Louis, MO 63106 The Trail travels through a part of 2600 Hadley Grace Hill AmeriCorps Trail Ranger Project of street traffic. (Persons with Special Needs Encouraged to Call) native plants without the distraction To Volunteer or for Tour Information, Contact: experience with diverse wildlife and • Nancy Weber, Former 2nd Ward Alderman ize the eye. The Trail offers an • Whitaker Foundation the swirling River currents mesmer- • Trailnet, Inc. • Missouri Department of Natural Resources Poised along the mighty Mississippi, • Missouri Department of Conservation • McKnight Foundation • Great Rivers Greenway enjoyment of nature. • Gateway Foundation perfect for walking, biking and • Grace Hill Neighborhood Services • Confluence Greenway 12 mile recreational greenway • Community Development Agency of St. Louis • City of St. Louis Parks Department The Riverfront Trail is a developing Riverfront Trail • City of St. Louis Streets Department zations for Their Support of the Riverfront Trail: Thank You to the Following Individuals and Organi- The Riverfront Trail History Native Wildlife Neighborhoods It is this North City stretch of the River where most The Bald Eagles can be easily spotted either fishing The neighborhood communities are an important steamboat accidents occurred because of the rocky or sitting on branches with their adolescent, brown- part of St. Louis’ past, present and future…. bottom. When the River is low, the water may flow headed offspring between December and March. BADEN. This town began as a crossroads of two 3 times its normal rate due to a steeper slope. The The rare Eurasian Tree Sparrow has been seen here major through-fares in the early 1800’s. Some of resulting currents create a peaceful effect on – found only in the St. Louis area and parts of Europe. St. Louis’ most famous citizens resided in Baden in- the mind of the casual river gazer. Other animals along the Trail include gray fox, cluding the Switzer family, famous for their licorice, Looking across the River you see the banks of Mosen- beaver, wild turkeys, hawks, falcons, deer, owls and and William Carr Lane, the first mayor of St. Louis. thein Island. Named after a family that lived there, even the wily old coyote. Housing in Baden consists mainly of medium-sized the island has attracted the curious for decades and single-family brick homes built in nineteenth and Native grasses and wildflowers that proliferate in the was even slated for development at one time. early twentieth centuries. area have been enhanced by the efforts of the Grace Just south on the Trail from Humbolldt Street, you Hill AmeriCorps Members. Common plants include COLLEGE HILL. The College Hill neighborhood, can view the wide sandy beaches on the Illinois side. switch grass (used especially on the levees and bounded by I-70, Grand, Carter and Fair, takes its In the 1940’s a ferry brought sunbathers there from superior to the European fescue during times of flood name from the St. Louis University College Farm the St. Louis side for a quarter. to hold the earth), wild sweet William, ox-eye daisies, that was located in the area during the 1800’s. The black-eyed susan, purple cone flower, and aster. Plans neighborhood has large turn-of-the century homes The levee was once part of the River. Averaging 20 include a seasonal “burn” to suppress foreign promote surrounding O’Fallon Park and many family flats. feet high, workers hydraulically pumped sand clay indigenous growth. and rocks form the Mississippi to form an earthen HYDE PARK. Located just two miles north of down- wall in the 1960’s. Trees can be seen just along the banks of the River town. Hyde Park was incorporated in 1850 as the and include cotton wood, lofty sycamore, five variet- German town of Bremen. Today, two active neighbor- The tracks along the Trail belong to the Burlington ies of oak, butternut and water hickory, and pecan hood organizations, Friedens Haus and Hyde Park Northern Railroad. These are the same tracks that thought to be cultivated and spread by Native Neigbors offer stability for the area. The Bissell carried Harry Truman’s campaign train in 1948. Americans. Mansion Restaurant is the City’s oldest house. Many At the Prairie Street access, you stand at the foot of other architecturally significant homes abound. Merchants’ Bridge. The structure belies the fact that OLD NORTH ST. LOUIS. Bounded by Cass, Branch, it was built in 1889 as an alternative to the Ead’s I-70, and North Florissant, Old North St. Louis has Bridge. many old row and town-houses. Grace Hill Settle- ment House provides a neighbors helping neighbors philosophy. The jewel of the area’s businesses is Crown Candy Company, an old-fashioned soda shop and candy store. SPANISH LAKE Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Lewis & Clark aine TRAILHEAD/ACCESS Bellefont Lilac TRAIL Chambers Water Intake Towers FUTURE TRAIL BIKE ST. LOUIS TRAIL w Bellefontaine Park MISSISSIPPI RIVER TRAIL vie er Riv POINT OF INTEREST Russell Park L RESTROOMS A N A C REST AREA S CK RO NATIVE PLANT RESTORATION AREA OF ont Trail EAGLE VIEWING (DEC.–FEB.) IN GABARET ISLAND A H FISHING AREA GRANITE CITY C Riverfr MI BADEN DRINKING FOUNTAIN SS W Flo IS UNDERGROUND ris Lewis & Clark RAILROAD SITE san SI t Campsite Bro Ha P ll P adw ldt I bo Visitor’s ay Calvary m Hu R Cemetery Center Trail of IV Discovery Mural Mary ER Bellefontaine Cemetery Meachum Freedom Crossing MADISON NT’S CHA Na tur MER GE al B B RI D rid ge COLLEGE HILL VENICE EY INL McKDGE ST. LOUIS B RI HYDE PARK Ma rtin Lut OLD her NORTH EAST Kin g ST. LOUIS “Reflecting ST. LOUIS ch Cass Bran on a River” N. Ma rket Mural nd Gra Linde ll Laclede Power Building rson Biddle Wash ingto Jeffe n way r Olive Tucke DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Broad MEMORIAL BRIDGE EADS BRIDGE Chou teau Gateway Arch Park Malcolm Martin Memorial Park POP MEPRD LAR ST. B RI D GE Metro Bike Rental
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