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Twin Groves Wind Farm features 240 turbines across 22,000 acres of land. The wind farm generates 396 megawatts of affordable, pollution-free wind energy, which is enough to meet the annual energy needs of about 120,000 homes. Learn more about this exciting new facility with a guided tour which begins at the Twin Groves Lookout Visitor Center.
A 2.2 mile run paved trail on Springfield's southwest side, beginning at Robbins Rd. and continuing to Park Street.
This trail is a multi-use recreational trail -- accessed mainly by walkers, runners, and bikers. As you move along the pathways of the Dacey Trail, you will find nature at its best with many scenic views of Lake Shelbyville. A fitness area is between the Dam West Recreational area and the Dam. The trail is being added to and improved each year. You can begin the trail at Forest Park or at the Dam West Recreational Area (9th St.).
Lake Lou Yaeger, this 1400+ acre lake offers 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and several recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. The 300 acre park has five picnic areas, two playgrounds, pavilions, grills, restrooms, and hiking trails. With miles of horse trails and a new equestrian campground with full hook-ups and shower house, Lake Lou is a great destination for horse enthusiasts. Milnot Beach has two diving platforms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards on duty.
A 6,400-acre wildlife area on the north end of Lake Shelbyville. Hunting for waterfowl, forest and upland game is popular. Boat access is provided to accommodate anglers and hunters.
Looking for a challenging course? Look no further than Oak Leaf Golf Course. Situated on 40 rolling acres, Oak Leaf offers the best of golf for both beginners and pros. Established in 1924, Oak Leaf boasts a course featuring 2,236 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 32. The course has been rated at 60.6, and has a slope rating of 98 on Blue Grass. In addition to golf, the Club offers a well-stocked fishing pond, newly renovated clubhouse, and practice greens.
Welcome to the Backwoods! We are dedicated to providing top quality, home grown products in a family friendly atmosphere. Please come and enjoy the great outdoors with us. We started growing specialty crops in 1990 with a few blackberries. We have since expanded into asparagus, berries, peaches, and canned & baked goods. Pick up fruits of the season from the roadside stand or head to the fields to pick your own strawberries, black raspberries or asparagus.
This is the site of Abraham Lincoln's first Illinois home. Bisected by the Sangamon River, the site also features picnicking and hiking.
A green oasis located in the center of town, the sanctuary is open for hiking or strolling the one-mile nature trail from sunrise to sunset.
This 18-hole, par 71 course has water on 11 holes, many mature trees and several elevation changes.
Located just minutes outside of Effingham. The Gardens of Heartland can fully satisfy your requirements for affordable & elegant receptions & outdoor weddings, or small gatherings.
This campground has 81 campsites, most of which are shaded.
Looking for some great family fun? Visit the Illinois State University Bowling and Billiards Center at the Bone Student Center. You'll enjoy bowling, billiards, table tennis, and more, all at great, affordable prices. Visit us today and let us show you what fun is all about!
If you want to spend a day on Lake Sara but don't have a boat, don't worry The Marina at Lake Sara offers boat rentals, tackle, gas, food and drinks.
Located in Illinois’ historic capital city of Springfield a quick drive from downtown and just down the road from the neighboring town of Chatham, Piper Glen has 18 holes of championship golf (including hosting the U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, U.S. mid-Am Qualifiers, Illinois Am Qualifiers and many local tournaments) on 177 acres of lush, green, tree-surrounded and well-maintained scenic property. It’s part of the beautiful Piper Glen community and has a private course, high-quality feel though it’s public and open to residents and non-residents alike. Warm up on the driving range and practice your short game at the putting area.
Services include boat rentals, beverages, bait, propane tank exchange, slip rentals and an on-site boat service department.
This unique landmark was restored in 1977, with its Korean/Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in May of 1988.
This walk-in information and environmental education center offers workshops on recycling, composting and energy saving.
The Effingham County Veteran's Memorial wall is dedicated to all the men and women who served from all five branches of the armed forces. The names on the walls for from past and present. Every year they add more names to the wall.
Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 1600 acres in northeast Champaign County, offers visitors a campground (53 of 65 campsites have electricty), brand new playground, swimming beach, fishing, hiking, boat rentals, cross-country skiing, picnicking, a Waterfowl Management Area, renovated meeting facility and programs. The campground now accepts online reservations.
This easy to traverse asphalt trail, starting in Sprigfield, winds you through wooded landscapes, over bridges and alongside a well-groomed community park.
This nine-hole course is par 36/38. Located 3 miles West of Mattoon, Il. on Route 16.
Full-service marina with slip rental by day, week, month and season with certified mechanics on duty. Cruise or fish on beautiful Lake Springfield on your rental pontoon boat, personal watercraft, conoe, kayak or paddleboat. Have a family or company outing on the 35 foot Party Barge.
Most of the campsites in this 82 site campground are shaded. Located on Lake Shelbyville, beach nearby.
In addition to 39 neighborhood and community parks, our green spaces boast bike trails, picnic and camping facilities, gardens, golf courses, playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and swimming pools.
This 18-hole, par 72 course features moderate to gently rolling terrain, manicured greens, a full-service pro shop and a food court.
Enjoy 9,300 acres of great outdoor picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing. Fall foliage, winter offers ice fishing, snowmobiling on frozen lake. 308 campsites, Private marina.
Located on a serene wooded hilltop, gently slopes into a full-service marina and restaurant situated on Lake Shelbyville.
After being on the lake all day, why not check out an outdoor concert from local and regional bands. Also be sure to remember that the stage is available to rent.
Offers hunting, fishing, golf and meeting packages, as well as getaway weekend packages. Gas fireplaces, central heating and air, satellite TV, and gourmet meals delivered directly to your table. Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge is conveniently located just off Newton lake with 2 cabins so you can enjoy your hunt. Some of the nations best Bass Fishing can be found as well as a hunters paradise for all game. Guided and non-guided fishing and hunting packages are available by calling. In the off-season this facility is a Bed & Breakfast. Described as a "Sportsman's paradise" by World Champion Angler Denny Brauer.
Established in 1930, Bergen Golf Course was built on fertile farm ground which to this day provides a lush green terrain. The course features eight par fours and one par three. The course has no bunkers or water hazards which makes it playable for golfers of all abilities! But don't be fooled, tree lined fairways and smaller greens make accuracy a must!
A 9.960-acre bottomland environment of sloughs and backwater lakes, Sanganois is managed primarily to provide a refuge for migratory waterfowl and a public duck hunting area.
One-hour guided horseback rides, hayrack and carriage rides for private rental, and barn dances are available. Open through March and October.
A favorite of walkers and hikers, this park offers year-round camping and scenic hiking trails, many of them hugging Lake Shelbyville, Eagle Creek has 163 vehicular campsites, with 148 of those being Class A sites with electricity, picnic tables, and showers. There are 56 sites available by reservations made at least 2 weeks in advance by mail.
Mill Creek Park is located seven miles northwest of Marshall, Illinois on the Lincoln Heritage Trail road. Mill Creek consists of 2,600 acres of land and 811 acres of water with 39 miles of shoreline. Since opening, the park has continued to develop; there are picnic areas on either side of the boat launch and at areas around the lake, a 139 site campground with shower facilities and playground, 15 mile ATV trails, horse and walking trails, courtesy docks, cabin and boat rental including kayaks and paddle boats.
18,000 square feet of concrete with 3 bowls, a snake run and an exciting street course.
18-hole golf course set in the countryside of Windsor. The Fox offers a golf experience for everyone from the casual golfer to those looking for a real challenge. The course was built on 160 acres of rolling farmland and woods in 1998. GPS ADDRESS: 1300 N 3050 E
The Outdoor Center Fields are located at First Street, spanning either side of Stadium Drive. Not just for students, but very welcoming to the general public! Reservations for special group outings must be made! Outdoor Center Fields Amenities four lighted football fields two lighted soccer fields three lighted sand volleyball courts three lighted basketball courts six lighted Tennis courts Outdoor Center facility with exterior drinking fountains, restrooms, and a meeting room.
This 25-acre wildlife park, featuring remnants of the original tallgrass Illinois prairie, features a butterfly house.
Pasfield Golf Course is a 9-hole public facility that has been part of the Springfield golf scene since 1898! At that time, it was known as "The Springfield Golf Club” which was founded by a group of prominent local businessmen. The Springfield Park District took control of the property in the early 1930's and renamed it Pasfield Golf Course. Since then, Pasfield Golf Course has been a landmark in the Springfield community for its customer service and affordable public golf.
Our green spaces boast bike and walking trails, picnic and camping facilities, and gardens.
Guests have the opportunity to rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats to explore the rivers and lakes at Kickapoo State Park. Canoe and kayak trips (8 or 13 mile) are offered or rentals can be done by the hour. Following your adventure, guests can grab a bite to eat at the on-site Dockside Cafe which offers live music throughout the summer.
As a major stopping point for migrating ducks and geese, this 9,486-acre area offers excellent public waterfowl hunting opportunities.
Rated 3½ stars by Golf Digest, this challenging scenic course has rolling hills, blind shots on three holes, many mature trees, watered fairways and bent grass greens.
This paved hiking and biking trail follows a historic rail bed for 15 miles across the Illinois prairie.
East Fork Lake north of Olney is a perfect location for water sports. Whether it's skiing, or tubing, you'll enjoy your time in Olney at East Fork Lake.
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak and hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.
Newly constructed French Country style home located on 100 acres featuring equine hotel, nature trails, and fishing pond. The outdoors is as enchanting and as lively as it is indisde. Each of the 4 guest rooms is tastefully decorated.
Home to a large visitor center, a museum, a restored farmhouse, nearly nine miles of hiking trails, and a paved bike trail.
Timber Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course conveniently located on Interstate 55. We have one of the most beautiful and enjoyable golf courses in the Metro East. We invite you to enjoy our friendly atmosphere and experience the improved course conditions and design.
A one-mile walking trail winds through the park, and a 13-mile horse trail is located at the north end alongside a campground for horses.
This memorial commemorates the crossing of the Lincoln Family from Indiana to Illinois in early March of 1830.
Whether you have been golfing your entire life, or have just begun to appreciate the game, Harrison Park Golf Course offers a membership option that suits you and your family. Our challenging Par 71 golf course and friendly staff ensures our members will enjoy bringing guests out for a drink, as well as perfecting their game. Our prices are as competitive as any course in the area, and course conditions and aesthetics parallel or exceed any other golf course around.
The 9-hole Norton Knolls Golf Course in Oakland, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1969. Norton Knolls Golf Course measures 2558 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, with speakers such as William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation in 1905. Beautiful lake, playground and picnic areas.
Effingham has four community parks. All offer baseball diamonds, play grounds, basketball courts and great areas for family picnics.
Bunn Golf Course is a regulation 18 hole facility. It is a tree lined course with narrow fairways and challenging holes. Water comes into play on several holes throughout the course. The 18th green is one of the most challenging greens in the area.
Golf with your family on this great course. 18 holes of fun are in store for your family when you visit North Greens. You will be challenged at your game and have a great time teeing off!
Turtle Run Golf Club offers a par 72 championship golf course, designed by Jim Spears and opened in 1970, with four sets of tee lengths to fit players of all skill and experience levels. In addition to the golf course, Turtle Run offers a fully stocked golf shop, public swimming pool, bar and grill, and banquet center.
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
Lincoln Greens is a challenging 18-hole golf course situated on 240 acres bordering beautiful Lake Springfield. A driving range, fully stocked pro shop, snack bar and banquet room are also available. 5500 yards from the ladies tees or 6850 yards from the tips Lincoln Greens provides a layout that you never get tired of playing!
Check out the store and bakery, where you can buy apples, peaches, cider, jams, jellies and apple butter. A playground and picnic area is available. An apple festival is held over Columbus Day weekend.
This living tribute to naturalist and author Robert Ridgeway features more than 50 types of trees, flowers and wildlife.
Darnall’s Gun Works and Ranges is a family owned business that has been in existence since1923. This is Bloomington-Normal’s only Indoor & Outdoor Range with Trap, Skeet & Sporting Clays. Also offering personal instruction and training in the use of firearms for self-defense.
Watch Birds, waterfowl and other life in their natural habitat. Recently refurbished wooden docks and trails are a nice addition.
This area encompasses 2.2 miles of the Little Vermilion River, listed as a significant stream because of its aquatic features. The site supports 12 state endangered or threatened species and provides habitat for 23 forest interior species.
two miles of paved surface and 10 miles of aggregate surface. Jogging, walking, equestrian riding and biking permitted.
Located north of Greenville in Sorento, this covered bridge holds festivals every year that draw thousands of visitors.
Explore 70 acres of prairie, wetlands and forest habitat.The Visitor Center features interpretive exhibits, sensory displays and live critters, including a bird observation area.
A 335-acre wooded tract with 7 trails, 2 pavilions, 4 picnic areas, a fishing pond, a canoe dock, and includes 3 handicapped-accessible areas.
40 lanes, automatic scoring, ABC approved fluorescent lighting, seating for 200, free parking, restaurant and lounge.
200 sites and 135 hook-ups. Nestled in native forests and brimming with a record-setting bass population, this park is a comfortable outdoor retreat.
18 holes- open to public. This course features bent grass greens, fairways and tees. With a mix of mature trees throughout, there is also plenty of sand and water to challenge your shot making skills. A great test for all players with big, undulating greens, three par-3s of more than 200 yards and water on 12 of 18 holes. Also featured is a restaurant, with a lounge and banquet facilities, an all grass driving range, practice greens, full service Pro Shop, halfway house, pool and locker rooms. Tee times available daily. Golf and lung cards are accepted.
Rural country campground. Pool, playground, game room, store, laundry, restroom with showers. Full hook-up, RV sites available, cabins and tenting.
Two-thirds of the area is a dedicated nature preserve containing one of the few remaining stands of old-growth timber in Illinois. Two trails wind through the nature preserve, allowing the hiker to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the forest.
14 tables, ample parking, arcades, dart games, restaurant, lounge, pro shop.
This 1,775 acre lake features 540 acres of shoreline as a day use conservation area. Recreational activities include fishing, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hunting.
Camping & Seasonal spots for outdoor lovers. Carlinville Lake open for fishing and boating. Campground opens April 1st for the season. For more info call the Lake office at 217-854-8931 or City Hall at 217-854-4076.
Looking for late night or weekend bowling fun? Take your game to an unexplored new level with Xtreme Bowling – an adventure of lights, great music, wild bowling challenges, and (of course) your favorite food & beverages.
This nine-hole course is open to the public seven days a week. Its two sets of tees both have a par of 36.
The 9-hole "Terry Park" course at the Terry Park Golf Course facility in Palmyra, Illinois features 2,814 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 33.2 and it has a slope rating of 100. Designed by Freeman Barber, the Terry Park golf course opened in 1929.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
This well-established, hilly nine-hole, semi-private course has many mature oaks, small greens and one water hole. The club also offers a swimming pool, tennis court and snack bar.
Home of the "World's Largest Golf Tee" Casey Country Club features a nine-hole, par 35 golf course. The Club House is open 7am - 8pm everyday (during season).
The Embarras River, near Greenup, was the site of a covered bridge built by Abe and Thomas Lincoln and Dennis Hanks. The original bridge was 200 feet long. The reconstructed bridge was dedicated in 2000.
This scenic, wooded public golf course features a fully stocked pro shop. The 18-hole "The Oaks" course features over 6,000 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 68.8 and it has a slope rating of 117 on Blue grass.
Home of the LPGA State Farm Classic and designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this course received a 4-star rating from Golf Digest.
Located on Rt. 50 between Lawrenceville and Olney, this State Park features fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, horse trails and camping in a semi-secluded setting. This 950-acre site offers wooded hills, picturesque meadows, nature areas and an abundance of wildlife.
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
Ride your bike or walk from Charleston to Mattoon on the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail.
Trails open whenever there is at least three inches of snow on the ground. Equipment rental available from 9am-2pm.
Skateland of Jacksonville is the sister rink of Skateland South in Springfield, IL. Whether you are looking for a good way to celebrate a special birthday or if you are just looking to have some fun with the family, come on out to Skateland! Please contact us with any questions you may have, (217) 243-4121.