If you are interested in learning and visiting the places where Chicago was born, you should take the Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour. The tour will be held on Saturday, September 19th and will begin at 10 am at Portage Woods Forest Preserve in Lyons, IL. Following the historic Portage Creek, the tour visit the places where Joliet and Marquette took their boats out of Mud Lake and then continues downtown to visit the Centennial Fountain’s symbolic portrayal of the Chicago Portage. The tour will then stop near the location of the first trading post in Chicago….get as close as the public can get to the site of DuSable & Kinzie’s cabin.

After a lunch break near historic Wolf Point and the “The Forks”, the tour will follow the development of Chicago at the site of the orginal terminus of the I&M Canal before returning to Portage Woods Forest Preserve. The tour will conclude before 3:00 P.M.

The cost of the tour is $40.00 for adults, 35.00 for students and seniors. There is a $5 discount for Friends of the Chicago Portage members. For more information, go to the Chicago Portage website, http://chicagoportage.org/.