Ten Toes Special Walks Explore Illinois

Recently, the Ten Toe Express explored historic Belleville with the Belleville Historic society with a tour of the Hexenbuckel Historic District.  The Hexenbuckel Historic District is a pre-civil war residential neighborhood featuring a variety of historic homes.  After the informative guided tour, the group stopped for lunch in downtown Belleville before returning to the MetroLink for the return trip.

The next Illinois Ten Toe Express special walk is quickly approaching on May 2nd.  The group will explore the Swansea Farmers Market followed by a trip to Neighbor’s Marketplace.  The walk will include the Swansea Farmers Market, a not-for-profit organization established in 2009, that currently features vendors selling fruits, vegetables, meats, and crafts. Walkers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags to take home their tasty treasures.

The second stop on our Metro-East tour is Neighbor’s Marketplace. Neighbor’s is a newly opened grocery store less than one block from the Emerson Park MetroLink Station.  The new store offers fresh produce, on location butcher, deli services, ready-to-eat hot foods and more.  The store provides healthy choices in what was a food desert.  There is still space available.

RSVP Required

When: May 2, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time: 9:30 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Walk Capacity: 25 people

The final Illinois special walk for the Ten Toe Express 2019 Spring Session will be a return to Belleville with the Belleville Historical Society.  This walk will explore Historic Downtown Belleville on May 23rd, including 16 blocks of buildings dating back as late as the 1850s. The group will stop for lunch in Belleville before returning to the Forest Park MetroLink Station. Space is still available on this walk.

RSVP Required

When: May 23, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time: 9:00 am
Length of Walk: 2 to 3 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders:  Belleville Historical Society
Fee: $10
Walk Capacity
: 30 people

This walk includes a $10 fee per walker to the Belleville Historical Society. Event registration fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled by Citizens for Modern Transit.