We’ve lived here for 4-1/2 years and one of the things we bemoan about this area is the lack of good places to walk. Our neighborhood is tiny and we’ve worn a path around the new neighborhood next to us. The farmland around us has no trails, nor do the woods. So tonight we decided to drive over to Eastern Illinois University where Sarah works and walk around there. We were just going to walk around a pond near the football stadium when we came across Panther Trail. It’s a several mile long trail that winds around the pond and the southwestern practice fields. Really nice place to walk and there’s plenty of ways to make the walk longer or shorter. It’s well maintained, flat, and generally deserted. We plan on walking there several times per week.

 All these years. Who knew?