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With magnificent state parks, lush forests, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and mighty rivers, Illinois is your playground.

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@travelingted

Urban paddling #gopro on the Little Calumet River with the Friends of the Chicago River. This river is a nice mix of urban and forest as...

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Kickapoo Woods Forest Preserve

#littlecalumetriver #chicagoriver #picoftheday

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@travelingted

Urban paddling #gopro on the Little Calumet River with the Friends of the Chicago River. This river is a nice mix of urban and forest as...

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@openlands.chicago

"The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo: @randomrover88 . . . . . Join the conversation on the nature around you by tagging your photos with...

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Kankakee River State Park

#illinoisnature #midwestmoment #resilientfuture

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@openlands.chicago

"The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo: @randomrover88 . . . . . Join the conversation on the nature around you by tagging your photos with...

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@astral_photography

"So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem." - William...

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Glacial Park Nature Preserve

#mccd #midwestexplored #nature_brilliance

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@astral_photography

"So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem." - William...

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@mikaelavella

Attempting one of those artsy shots with the new camera 📸

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Matthiessen State Park

#matthiessenstatepark #fitness #illinois

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@mikaelavella

Attempting one of those artsy shots with the new camera 📸

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@pfeiffman

🍁Red Cedar Hiking Trail🌲 . . . . . #🔜 #exploremore #southernillinois #enjoyillinois #getoutside #stayandwander #outdoors #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureza #nature_perfection #naturaleza #folkgood #wilderness #hiking #wildernessculture #liveauthentic #livefolk #thegreatoutdoors #earthfocus #landscape...

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Giant City State Park

#getoutside #hiking #livefolk

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@pfeiffman

🍁Red Cedar Hiking Trail🌲 . . . . . #🔜 #exploremore #southernillinois #enjoyillinois #getoutside #stayandwander #outdoors #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureza #nature_perfection #naturaleza #folkgood #wilderness #hiking #wildernessculture #liveauthentic #livefolk #thegreatoutdoors #earthfocus #landscape...

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Starved Rock State Park

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@_summerlynn

#magic #illinois_shots #igersmidwest #enjoyillinois

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Starved Rock State Park

#igersmidwest #illinois_shots #magic

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@_summerlynn

#magic #illinois_shots #igersmidwest #enjoyillinois

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@hannahkatesphotography

Giant City State Park! #thisissiu #siu #siuc #southernillinoisuniversitycarbondale #southernillinoisuniversity #giantcitystatepark #giantcity #hiking #exercise #southernillinoisphotographer #southernillinoisphotography #southernillinois #soill #illinois #outside #outdoor #outdoors #outdoorphotography #outdoorphotographer...

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Giant City State Park

#southernillinoisuniversitycarbondale #giantcitystatepark #southernillinoisphotographer

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@hannahkatesphotography

Giant City State Park! #thisissiu #siu #siuc #southernillinoisuniversitycarbondale #southernillinoisuniversity #giantcitystatepark #giantcity #hiking #exercise #southernillinoisphotographer #southernillinoisphotography #southernillinois #soill #illinois #outside #outdoor #outdoors #outdoorphotography #outdoorphotographer...

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@ben_wynsma

Ottawa Canyon at Starved Rock State Park. There isn't much water flowing this time of year and the warm weather has kept the ice formations from...

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Starved Rock State Park

#ottawacanyon #natureaddict #landscape_captures

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@ben_wynsma

Ottawa Canyon at Starved Rock State Park. There isn't much water flowing this time of year and the warm weather has kept the ice formations from...

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