Constitution Trail

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paved trailConstitution Trail is a joint venture between the City of Bloomington and The Town of Normal. Much of the trail follows the old Illinois Central Gulf Railroad right of way through the community. The trail was dedicated and named as such in celebration of the 200th birthday of the United States Constitution in 1987 and the grand opening of Constitution Trail was May 6th, 1989. Both the City of Bloomington and Town of Normal have plans for future trail expansion.

Approximately 37 miles of trail exist within both communities. In 2000 the Constitution Trail was designated a Millennium Trail by The White House Millennium Council. Many groups sponsor the trial including mcleancountywheelers.com, gototrails.com and Friends of the Constitution Trail. To become a Friend of the Trail and learn more check out constitutiontrail.org.

Snow Removal Policy

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, through its Park Maintenance division, will undertake the clearing of snow from designated portions of the Constitution Trail, under outlined guidelines, for snow events of two inches (2”) or greater. Snow removal policy guidelines can be found here.

constitution bridgeWhen using the trail please:

  • Be Courteous
  • Keep Right
  • Do not Block the Trail
  • Use Signals
  • Yield
  • Clean Up Litter
  • Leash all Pets
  • Enjoy!

Trail maps can be viewed and downloaded here.

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