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Holiday Lights at Bunker Hill
Historic buildings at Kennekuk County Park's "Bunker Hill Historic Area" will be lit for the occasion and decorated for the holidays. Continuing throughout the holiday season, the lights will be displayed weekends from 5-8 p.m.
Forest Park is a municipal park with the Chautauqua Auditorium, Vietnam Memorial, Family Aquatic Center, picnic areas, pavilions, baseball & softball diamonds, fishing lagoon (Crystal Lake), skateboard park, soccer fields, a youth athletic center, and more. There is an entrance to the General Dacey trail at the back of the park and the Memorial Sunken Gardens have been revitalized. The park is also home to the Festival of Lights.
The stage is set for a great evening of festivities and fun for the entire family as the Effingham Central Business Group hosts the 3rd annual Chili Fest on Friday, October 16th, from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Effingham. Nearly two dozen businesses will host either a chili tasting stop or other treats and refreshments throughout the evening. You can also do a little late night shopping to see what the great stores in the Central Business District have to offer! Many family friendly activities are also planned throughout the evening, including celebrity choice awards, live music, games and more. Bring the entire family!
Memorial Sunken Gardens
Started in 1932, the sunken gardens were developed inside Forest Park. The lush garden and its scenic surroundings are open to the public and is available for weddings, reunions, and more.
Cascade Gardens Poultry & Eggs
This is more than the typical greenhouse with beautiful plants and the array of colors amaze you. This is a farm family raising chickens for eggs and meat, offering the “hands-on” experience to see what it is like to “be with the chickens!” In the fall, this is a fun place to go for mums and pumpkins, and they also have fall decorations. Open April-September. Groups are welcome.
Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education
Located along Sugar Creek, about five miles north of Lincoln, Creekside the Outdoor Center for Environmental Education will be an experiential outdoor classroom featuring an outdoor teaching pavilion, insectarium, greenhouse, and a restored prairie. It will include parking space, bioswales, rain gardens, and boardwalks and sidewalks to make the site handicapped-accessible. When complete it will be powered by solar panels and a wind generator.
George's Skate Center
Fun skating for kids and adults alike! Great chance to get some healthy exercise with your friends and family, and even plan birthday parties for even greater fun!
Bail's Timberline Lake Camp Ground
140 sites, electricity, water, dump station, showers, reservations.
Forrest W. "Bo" Wood Recreation Area
This recreational area has 47 sites available for camping and more are being added. To make reservations, see the information. For general information, you can go to www.lakeshelbyville.com.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
95 sites, electricity, water, sewer, showers, reservations.
Tomahawk Camp Ground
142 sites, electricity, water, sewer, showers.
Fox Ridge State Park Campground
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
Kampground Okaw Valley
52 sites, electricity, dump station, showers, reservations.
2.5 acre fenced off leash park in Fairview Park. Register at the DISC, 1295 W. Wood St. or call 217-422-5911.
Timber Trails Camp Ground
150 sites, electricity, 100 sites with water, 50 sites with sewer, showers, reservations.
Five cabins, cable TV, lake swimming and fishing.
Wolf Creek State Park
Eight miles northwest of Windsor, Wolf Creek State Park encompass 11,100 acres of water, 250 miles of shoreline and large tracts of carefully maintained indigenous woodlands ideal for camping, horseback riding, snowmobiling, boat fishing, water skiing, pontoon boating, windsurfing or just plain bobbing and drifting on the glittering expanse of the lake itself. In addition to visiting the small, friendly wooded campgrounds or taking part in the action on the lake, swimming is available from the beach. You can also take a leisurely stroll through nearby forests. An abundance of deer, pheasant, rabbits, wild turkey and songbirds are almost always visible.
Mid-America Air Center
The Air Center hosts many fly-ins and ultra-lights throughout the year.
Trails for bird watchers and nature lovers; 200 acres.
Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife Area
Located 2 miles southwest of Hutsonville, on Rt. 1, this park features 1,129 acres for hunting with 9 ponds for fishing. Hiking and horseback trails run throughout the area.
Glenn Shoals Lake
Covering 1200 acres, has picnic areas, marina and public boat slips.
KOA Campground and Camper Sales
8-acre lake, some shade trees. 82 sites with three cabins, summer active.
Paris City Bluebird Trail
Visit these scattered sites to witness the return of the bluebird to Illinois. The trail and Sycamore Golf Club are two links in the Transcontinental Bluebird Trail.