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The Rock River Trail: Recognizing the Historical Significance of The Rock River
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The Rock River has long been a native american trade route, with evidence of the Effigy Mound Builders in it's vicinity dating back nearly 2,500 years.

Starting at Horicon Marsh in Fon Du Lac Wisconsin, the Rock River goes through 11 counties and 37 cities and towns on it's 300 mile path to the Mississippi.

The Rock River Trail is a group started in 2010 to promote activities and conservation along the rock river from it's start in Central Wisconsin to it's end at the Mississippi in Rock Island Illinois.

The National Parks Service recently established National Water Trails System (NWTS) and is a collaboration of local, state, and federal agencies to help manage, promote, and sustain conservation and restoration efforts of historically significant waterways through out the U.S.

The Rock River is the first river recognized by the NWTS in Illinois and Wisconsin, and events such as Oregon's "Rockin on the Rock" are promoted through this program.

The Rock River Trail also promotes paddling, biking, hiking, or even driving the 300 or so mile journey of the Rock River that also include the towns, camping, and nature preserves along it's path.

For more information regarding The Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route, you can visit their websitie at www.RockRiverTrail.com

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