Day 2 - 46 miles

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After an excellent continental breakfast at the Super 8, I headed direct to the canal heading east.
Lock 23 between Atkinson and Annawan.
Day use area at Lock 23
I pulled off the trail at Annawan, probably the closest town to the trail between Colona and Bureau Junction, and had lunch at the Purple Onion. Another small town cafe I can recommend.
Between Annawan and Mineral. For several miles the trail became packed pea gravel on crushed limestone, but still very rideable.
The confluence of the main and feeder canals opens into a lake.
A private dock between the confluence and visitor center.
Bridge 15 crossing the canal towards the visitor center. There were no signs; but it was pretty obvious that taking a left at the road in the background would take one to the center.
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