The GIT follows the Jane Addams Trail north of Freeport and then turns west to begin the longest on-road stretch of the GIT. This route traverses the 250,000 year-old landscape of the second youngest Illinois glaciation. Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park provides an overnight camping opportunity. There are no services on this route.
|Start: Henderson Rd & Stephenson St (NE corner of downtown Freeport)|
|L||W||Winneshiek Rd (Winneskiek is off-center to the right at Rte 26)||3.0|
|R||N||Jane Addams Trail||5.8|
|L||NW||McConnell Rd/Co. 19||2.4|
|L||SW||McConnell Rd/Co. 7 across the Pecatonica River||0.8|
|R||NW/W||Fisher Rd (If camping at Le-Aqua-Na State Park, turn south at 3.7 miles on Deer Lane Rd. Follow for 0.4 mile, turn right/west on Lake Rd which will veer south at 0.6 mile to park entrance 0.7 mile farther). If not going to Le-Aqua-Na continue west on Fisher Rd to T-intersection at 5.7 miles. Turn right /north 0.1 miles, then left/west for 4 miles to the Jo Daviess County Line.||9.8|
|W||At the county line, Fisher Rd becomes East Canyon Rd. Continue west to Rte 78.||3.0|