The Annual Abe’s Race hosted by the Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Association was a great success for the 6th year! Enjoy a few images from the event. 2018 Abe’s River Race Slideshow from Treetop Productions, Inc. on Vimeo.
Besides birds that can be seen and heard while floating on the river itself, birding is good at: Carpenter Park, Springfield Centennial Park, Springfield Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site , Petersburg — several miles of interconnected trails through forest and along Sangamon River. Lincoln’s New Salem H.S. is located about 2 miles south of Petersburg (map). Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield (Jim Edgar) Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area, with 16,550 acres of grassland and forest, three lakes, tributaries to the Sangamon River, and over 30 miles of trails, Panther Creek offers a fantastic variety of bird life.
Photos from the 2016 and 2017 float trips to learn about the geology and archaeology of the Sangamon River from Gudgel Bridge to Lincoln New Salem Historic Site. The events, organized by Lincoln Heritage Water Trail Association, were led by Dr. Michael Wiant. [slider id=”lower-sangamon-geology”]