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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new Trails App

by Katie Arvia

LANSING, Ill. (August 9, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has launched the brand-new Chicago Southland Trails App. This app is a comprehensive guide to the walking, hiking, and biking trails throughout the Chicago Southland region.

App users will be able to use an interactive map featuring the area’s trails. Each trail is color-coded to distinguish their main function—for example, mountain biking-specific trails are designated in green. When clicking on a specific trail, users will see the name of the trail, the surface, the length, and, if applicable, the trail’s level of difficulty. Additionally, the Chicago Southland Trails App also features trailhead and parking information.

This app is the first of its kind for the Chicago Southland area. Not only does it encompass all area trails, it also extends beyond the Chicago Southland’s 62 municipalities to ensure complete listings for users. The app has been integrated into the existing Visit Chicago Southland app, allowing easy access on the go. Users will be able to view hotels, restaurants, events, and other amenities in addition to the trail information. The app will continue to be updated monthly to reflect any new trails that open in the Chicago Southland.

“We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Chicago Southland Trails App. After months of compiling information and working with 62 municipalities and several regional organizations, the app is complete. We are confident that both residents and visitors will find the trails app to be a helpful asset that they can easily utilize during their time here in the Chicago Southland,” said Jim Garrett, President/CEO of the CSCVB.

The Chicago Southland Trails App can be accessed online at and can also be used on the Visit Chicago Southland app, available for download in the Google Play or App Store for free.

Katie Arvia
Katie Arvia
Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").