The Green Bay Trail

The Green Bay Trail is a pedestrian trail running parallel to the Metra Union Pacific North commuter railroad, passing through the Chicago North Shore communities of (from south to north) Wilmette, Kennilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, and Highland Park. It was created in 1965 on the abandoned right-of-way of the former North Shore Electric Railroad.  See Map

The spaces adjacent to the trail are a mix of natural areas, residences, and parks (including Ravinia).  The trail also passes several Metra stations.  It is paved from its southern end in Wilmette to Maple Hill Road in Glencoe and crushed gravel from Maple Hill to the Highland Park Metra station.  Aside from a few short segments on very light-use roads, the trail is separate from automobile traffic.




Friends of the Green Bay Trail 
P.O. Box 545
Glencoe, IL 60022