"Do your part, change will start"
What is sustainable tourism?
Sustainable Tourism is the act of making travel more eco-friendly and encouraging local conservation efforts. As a Destination Marketing Organization, it is our responsibility to create minimal impact travel opportunities for our visitors. To help reduce the impact of tourism on the environment, we have compiled several resources for you to reference as you plan your trip to St. Charles, Illinois.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
An easy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to adjust your means of transportation. You can do this locally by riding your bike, using public transportation, and walking more frequently.
Bike Around Town
Ogilvie Transportation Center to Geneva Metra Station
Union Pacific West - approx. 1hr 07mins
Did you know that you can bike the Prairie Path from Chicago to St. Charles? This 40 mile trail is the perfect way to incorporate activity into your trip! Many people will bike the Prairie Path one way, and then take one of the Metra train on the other way.
Corron Park, 2.9 mi
Great Western Trail: Western Section, 17 mi
Prairie Trail, 1 mi
Park Trail, 1 mi
Fox River Bluff Forest Preserve, 3.8 mi
Loop 2.4 mi
Local Eco-Friendly Alternatives & Activities
Whether it is supporting local eco-friendly establishments or taking part in a minimal impact activity, St. Charles has many options for you to enjoy!
Sustainable Travel Tips
It is important to prioritize the environment no matter where you are traveling. To help create eco-friendly travel habits, read our blog on Sustainable Travel Tips.