A name given by the original Potawatomi inhabitants meaning “meeting of the waters,” Channahon is indeed where the powerful forces of three rivers meet to form the heart of the Illinois & Michigan National Heritage Corridor. Portions of Route 66 in Channahon also parallel the I&M Canal (Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail). The alignment of Route 66 went through the community during the 1940 to 1977 era.
Channahon is located on the north side of the Illinois River, and has several access points that open up all kinds of fun on the water— boating, water skiing, fishing, or just relaxing near the water's edge. There are also miles of hiking and biking trails along the historic I&M Canal, and plenty of woods and fresh air in their Forest Preserves.