Starting from its southern terminus, the rail-trail originates in the charming village of Oswego, located 50 miles west of Chicago. The trail begins in Hudson Crossing Park, which faces the Fox River and has playgrounds, picnic areas, and benches, as well as a restroom and drinking fountain. At the north end of the park, there’s a fork in the trail; veer left to continue on the FRT. For a fun diversion, the right fork takes you on a short pathway along Waubonsie Creek through a small, serene park and leads to downtown.

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