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The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is located about 60 miles south of Chicago on Historic Route 66. Midewin is not only the largest prairie restoration site east of the Mississippi River, but also the largest open space in northeastern Illinois. Trails available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. A small herd of bison was introduced here in October 2015 and it is possible (although not guaranteed) to spot them from our trails.
Here on the banks of the Kankakee River, the pair whittled dense forest into a string of captivating holes, capping each one with an elusive, undulating target. Kankakee Elks’ satin-smooth, vexingly swift greens are its calling card—the best surfaces south of I-80, some have said. They’re also the 6,430-yard circuit’s best defense, since only a handful of bunkers and a solitary water hazard come into play.
One of Kankakee County's premier golf courses, Oak Springs Golf Club features a state of the art irrigation system, full service lounge and restaurant, pro shop and driving range. Situated in the midst of the rolling hills and forested plains of beautiful St. Anne, Illinois, golfers marvel at the natural beauty of Oak Springs. Our golf club boasts a fabulous 18-hole golf course–considered by many to be among the best in Kankakee County–and located a short 45 minutes south of Chicago on I-57.
Our championship par 72 ranks among the finest in Kankakee county. With rolling hills, water on 11 holes and huge old oaks, Minne Monesse is a golf course that is enjoyable for both the professional and novice golfer. Established in 1926, it's privately owned and operated. With a spectacular view of the golf course, our main dining, banquet, and bar room can accommodate groups of up to 150, with an additional private banquet and meeting room with seating for up to 90 more people. With excellent food we can make you next outing or meeting a pleasurable experience.
The 18-hole South Shore Golf Course in Momence, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1928. Designed by Willie Watson, South Shore Golf Course measures 6174 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 69.4 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
The Management proudly welcomes you to Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center. We are confident that you will find that our dedication and hard work result in a golf and dining experience of the highest level. A symbol of pride, Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center boasts an 18-hole golf course, Learning Center practice range, two practice greens, a 7,000 square foot banquet facility, lounge, and Golf Shop.
Cinder Ridge is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located at the Cinder Ridge Golf Links facility in Wilmington, IL. From the longest tees it presents 6,968 yards of golf for a par of 42. The course was designed by George Kappos and opened in 1995. The course rating is 74.1 with a slope rating of 139.
Shagbark is a 9 hole public golf course located in Iroquois County. Family owned and operated for 40+ years, our location is perfect to give you the peace and quiet you seek. Apart from satisfying your recreational needs, our kitchen will cater almost anything: from small outings to large-scale weddings and events.
Campsites are located on the banks of the lake in the birch trees, in the meadow nestled among the oaks and maples, and along the Kankakee River. Entertainment is planned on weekends and holidays.
Launch off a ramp and go airborne at the area's only skate park! It is an unsupervised skate at your own risk park.
Reed's Canoe offers three trips ranging in length from 2 to 6 hours, and are suitable for new and experienced canoeists.
Whispering Willows Park at Willowhaven Interpretive Center features open prairies, wetlands, interpretive gardens and 1.5 miles of limestone trails surrounding two scenic ponds. All trails begin and end at the Willowhaven Interpretive Center scenic outlook.
A campground that has something for everyone with basketball, volleyball and other activities.
This fun family spot, open April-October, offers two miniature golf courses. This par 70 course exhibits excellent golfing conditions. The blue championship tees boast a 6191 yard layout; where as the white/silver/red tees cover 5833/5616/4946 yards respectively.
A facility of the Bourbonnais Township Park District, The Willowhaven Interpretive Center is a free hands-on museum that houses natural and historical exhibits, provides the community a place to learn, explore, and enjoy the splendors of nature! Displays focus on Illinois wildlife, conservation and natural history. The most popular displays include hands-on discovery tables with pelts, nests, feathers, tracks and more. The center also has live animal displays, aquariums, a children's reading nook, computer tables and a microscope lab table.
A facility of the Kankakee Valley Park District, Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena features a NHL rink, Game Zone arcade and Breakaway Cafe concessions.
Enthusiasts of all kinds find enjoyment in the wide array of activities the park offers including 4-miles of fully accessible paved paths that wind through natural prairie, woods and riverfront of the Perry Farm site.
1,700 acres of grassland, brushy draws and shrubs on 2,801 acres. Hunting, fishing, picnicking and more.
A tandem Skydive with Skydive Greater is a fun safe way for you to experience the thrill of skydiving while securely attached to an experience instructor with 1,000 jumps and many years of experience.
Scuba dive the spring-fed quarry of 12 acres in a park-like setting. Call for reservations.
The 4,000-acre park extends along both sides of the Kankakee River offering unspoiled settings that are surrounded by scenic bluffs and woods. The park includes hiking trails, biking trails, canoeing, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, picnic areas, hunting, boat launches, and much more! In addition there are several shelters available for picnic events.
The area features some of the finest and most extensive prairie-marsh and sand dune vegetation remaining in Illinois. Primarily operated as a permit pheasant hunting area, hiking, picnicking, and snowmobiling opportunities are also available.
The Kankakee River takes a leisurely path from its origin to a point near Wilmington, Illinois, where it joins the DesPlaines River to form the Illinois River. Long acclaimed as one of the cleanest rivers in the Midwest, the Kankakee is a gentle Class I river ideal for first-time canoeists.