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A Stop on the Great River Road.
Elsah is a delightful little town found just off the Great River Road and across from the Mississippi river. It is just a short distance from downtown St. Louis and a great place to take a day trip.
I find it a wonderful place to visit on during a Sunday outing as we drive down the Great River Road in Illinois.
photo is of the entrance to Elsah off of the Great River road.
photos by Mary Beth Granger
Autumn in Elsah - beautiful fall colors
I enjoyed our trip last month so much that I decided I must visit it again in the Fall. Today is a beautiful fall day in mid October and we took a drive up the Great River Road to Elsah, Illinois.
This is a home decorated for fall.
Elsah church in Autumn - country church
Where is Elsah?
Guidebooks for Illinois
Guidebooks can help you to find all those wonderful little places that you might miss otherwise. Here are a few I recommend.
I love the "Off the Beaten Path" series. Discover great places in Illinois.
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Strolling the streets of Elsah makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. This delightful town is a wonderful reminder of a quieter and more peaceful time.
Stone House in Elsah
I loved walking the streets and looking at all of the interesting houses.
There are some really interesting front doors in Elsah. Here is one that I liked.
Old Elsah Carriage House
This is an interesting old building.
The gardens in Elsah were beautiful. In this one I peered over a backyard fence to shoot this lovely scene.
Creek in Elsah
This little creek and bridge ran right through the center of town.
LaSalle Street Bakery
No stop in Elsah is complete without a stop at the bakery. In addition to wonderful baked goods you can get ice cream, a sandwich or different coffees. We enjoyed some ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. A real delight!
© 2010 Mary Beth Granger