Tag Archives: Green Bay Trail

“G” is for Green Bay Trail

Gazette Article by Laurie Starrett, Winter 1996 When you stroll along the Green Bay Trail in Winnetka, you are not actually walking on the original Green Bay Trail. Today’s route is a hiking and biking path that extends nine and one-half miles from Wilmette to Highland Park. In Winnetka it runs alongside the METRA tracks on […]

The last remaining Indian Trail Tree in Winnetka, now gone.

Trail Marker Trees — What’s Old is New

Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 (Updated 9-2020) Have you ever thought about a Winnetka before navigation systems, MapQuest, street signs, paved roads, brick roads, dirt roads or any roads at all? When the area we call Winnetka had nothing but footpaths, how did the inhabitants know where to turn for medicinal plants, ceremonial sites […]