Spoon River Scenic Drive
The Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Association can be reached by:
letter: Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, P.O. Box 525, Canton, Illinois 61520
telephone: (309) 647-8980
Drive Route Map:
The Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Associates invite you to come to Fulton County, Illinois and enjoy the natural wonders of the Spoon River Valley. Spoon River has carved a wide scenic valley through Fulton County as it flows from London Mills to the south and east where it joins the Illinois River near the southeastern corner of the County.
Fulton County offers unusual beauty of the colors throughout the Spoon River Valley, which inspired founders to hold the first Fall Festival and to organize the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive. The first weekend of the Scenic Drive brought large crowds and a second consecutive weekend was held in October 1968. The Scenic Drive’s Fall Festival has since been held each year during the first two full weekends of October.