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Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
Trails open whenever there is at least three inches of snow on the ground. Equipment rental available from 9am-2pm.
Crazy Horse is a 55-acre campground blanketed with rolling hills, hiking trails through wooded land, and two large ponds for fishing, boating, and a swimming beach. A lodge for rest and relaxation and a playground for the little ones makes this campground a great place to get away for the season or the weekend! Check out our wide, level sites with full hook-ups as well as our primitive camping area. Call 217-886-2089 or stop by and see us. We're located 8 miles north of Jacksonville and 25 miles west of Springfield, and we're happy to show you around!!
This 40-acre park, donated to the City of Pana by Civil War Captain Kitchell, features the round Chautauqua Auditorium, Schuyler Bridge, a playground and picnic area.
Lake View Park Trail is an advanced single track dirt trail, 6 miles in length. It's quite technical in nature, offering good descents and heart-pounding climbs.
Open seasonally, this par 3 course is located in Washington Park. This nine-hole public golf course is built around a 2.1 acre lake. Stop in the Club House for your golf needs, and also pick up general park information.
The World's Largest Golf Tee measures 30ft and 3/4" and weighs 6,659 lbs! It is constructed of yellow pine boards and over 60 gallons of glue and 120 pounds of screws. This is a site you don't want to miss!
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
The Lincoln Park District has been providing Central Illinois with quality programs and activities since 1961. The park District offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, golf driving range, sports complex with a weight room, basketball courts, volleyball courts, an area for walking, and vending machines for food and drink.
This state-of-the-art playground also boasts a splash and play pad that is accessible to people of all abilities. This free park is open year-round, with the splash pad available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
Adjacent to Paris City Hall, this extensively landscaped sunken garden features a serpentine brick wall inspired by Thomas Jefferson's design at Charlottesville and a lion's head fountain patterned after a park in France.
This nine- and 18-hole championship golf course features a driving range and practice green. Bar and grill featuring Video gaming, cold drinks (and hot), great food. Open to public 9 am to 6 pm.
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels. Fun course, lots of water - a good stop for all level players.
36 sites with pads, 20 extended-stay sites, 22 regular sites, electrical hook-ups, modern restrooms and showers. Reservations required.
Scenic canoeing and kayaking on the Middle Fork National Scenic River, Big Vermilion River, and Salt Fork River.
18 miles north of Decatur on Route 48 near Argenta. The park feature three nature trails - the quarter-mile Friends Creek Trail, the 2-mile Woodland Trail, and the 2.5-mile Sun Trail. Each varies in difficulty and meanders through topographies ranging from open meadows and floodplains, to towering oak-hickory forests and undulating hillsides.
The origins and growth of the Decatur Gun Club parallel that of the clay target itself, and the games created to hone and test shotgun shooting skill. Shotgun sport shooting with live pigeons and later, glass balls existed in the U.S. from the early 1800's. But the first "clay pigeon" and "trap" to throw it were not developed until about 1880 by George Ligowsky. William Brett From Decatur was the second manufacturer of clay targets in the U.S., which he called the "Decatur Red Bird". Considered the oldest shotgun shooting sports club in Illinois, the Decatur Gun Club was founded soon after clay targets were invented. Chan Powers and Bert Hildebrandt were two of the mentors of the club, first located near East William Street Road and 22nd Street. In the early years, the club occupied sites in the Hess Park area, the Wyckles Corner area, the Macon County Fairgrounds, and an area west of the Fairgrounds before finding it's home of the past 61 years at the north end of Faries Park.
This course is family owned and operated. Doug & Bill Combs built the course in 1973 to provide an affordable place for everyone to learn & play golf. Open to the public, East Fork Golf Course has provided enjoyment for thousands of golfers over the years. Stop by the rustic shelter for a picnic lunch or a game of ping-pong with your buddies.
Ice skating available during fall/winter months. Call ahead for exact dates. Admission to the ice arena is $6 and skate rentals are $2. During the spring/summer months, the arena is used as venue for shows and fairs.
Designed by legendary hall of fame player, Raymond Floyd, this signature course features large, undulating greens, wide rolling fairways and native grasses. Located on Decatur's south side, the Park District's newest course is designed for players of all skill levels. From five tee locations and multiple angels, this signature Floyd course is truly designed for the championship to the novice golfer. Red Tail provides multiple tee locations from Championship to Junior, driving range with double tees, golf academy programming, and first tee learning center.
The campground is very clean and quiet. There are many features, such as an in-ground pool, a large pavilion, a play area for children, a small store and a dog walk area. There is plenty of shade in this campground. They provide 30 and 50 AMP service.
30 campsites; 28 have water, 30 amp electric and cable TV. Restroom with showers. Sites are grass and gravel, flat and level.
18-Hole, 6414 yard, par 72 public golf course. Front nine opened July 4, 1993; Back nine added July 4, 2002. Bentgrass greens, bluegrass/rye mix fairways, tees, and rough. Banquet facility to accommodate up to 110 guests and clubhouse seating for up to 200. Full service pro shop fully stocked with golf clubs, balls, equipment, clothing, towels, hats, and shoes. Practice facilities include drivingvrange with three target greens, chipping and putting green, practice bunker.
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
This beautiful, well-maintained 18-hole course has a long front nine with mature trees, and a short tricky back nine with water, bent grass, trees and greens.
Located north of Olney adjacent to East Fork Lake, this park features all the amenities campers seek.
Full line bait shop, with 50-site campground. Full hook-up, showers and toilets.
Located southwest of Newton, Prairie Ridge is a wonderful site for observing rare species of grassland wildlife. Over 2500 acres, visitors will enjoy bird watching, nature study, photography and much more.
Averaging over 10,000 skydives annually, more than 1,200 students make their first jump each year with high quality, USPA-rated instructors.
140 campsites get a workout each Labor Day weekend when the Palestine Rodeo comes to town.
Long Bridge Golf Course is conveniently close to Springfield, just north of the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Designed and built by Merle Buerkett, the course overlooks the Sangamon River Valley, and in its natural setting makes you feel as though you have alltogether left the city. Long Bridge has a mission to maintain an outstanding golf experience for players of all calibers and has been providing challenging scenic golf since 1998. Longbridge features a nine-hole, par 36 course.
Located in one of the country's top states for producing Trophy Whitetail Deer, along with the Eastern Wild Turkey. Situated on privately owned land, the cabin is surrounded by hardwood timber, river bottoms, and rich farm fields. Fox Creek offers guided and non-guided deer hunts each season. Several cabins are available for hunters.
Woodlawn Country Club is a semi-private country club that's been providing entertainment for families in East Central Illinois for over seventy years. The club features golf, swimming, and many social events for members and guests.This nine-hole walking course features plenty of trees, and water that comes into play on seven of the nine holes. A snack bar is available.
Sometimes called the "shot-maker's" course, Scovill Golf Club is hilly and tree-lined. Golfers will enjoy the manicured fairways surrounded by natural plantings on Decatur's only Audubon sanctioned course. Scovill was designed by Tom Bendelow and redesigned by Dick Nugent. Scovill was named on one of the top 100 women-friendly course in the United States by Golf for Women. It is also the course most frequented by out-of-town golfers.
A multi-purpose recreation complex that provides leisure endeavors for all ages, including public ice skating, group skating, lessons, and learn-to-play hockey. In the summer enjoy the outdoor public pool.
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
Synergy Flight Center offers a number of recreational activities for visitors. They offer introductory flights, flight lessons and a flight simulator that visitors can rent by the hour.
Located in Olney, Illinois our golf course features 18 holes. The par 71 layout offers two very different nine hole tracts. Ranging in distance from 4909 yards to 6156 yards and four different sets of tees, Richland Country Club offers play to all ages. Richland Country Club also features a driving range, a pool, and a full service bar.
The city of Paris operates this property on Twin Lakes. Wander the trails to see plants and animals that live in the woods, on marshy land and on the lake. Special nesting boxes have brough bluebirds to the meadows.
With chimes suspended nearly 50 feet above the ground, the BEI wind chime is a sight to behold! The longest of five chimes is 42 feet long-almost double that of the past world record holder. The chimes sing gentle and deep as they strike the clapper, long gleaming lengths paying tribute to BEI's expertise in the pipeline industry. Stick around to visit the tea shop next door!
Iron Horse Golf Club features an 18-hole links style championship golf course with bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Iron Horse provides a challenge to the low handicapper and a fun, playable golf course for the high handicapper.
Little Galilee's 228 acres of land provide lots of room for kids to eat, sleep, learn, play and pray with dedicated Christian adults. There are a variety of camps and programs that for youth and adults which may include: Fine Arts or Sports camp, Equestrian Camp, Family Camp, Main Camp, Day Camp, Wilderness Camp and many more.
Hickory Point is truly a course for both beginning and competitive golfers. The flat, wide fairways are perfect for learning, while long distances and the ever-present wind provide challenge for more experienced golfers. Hickory Point features a lighted driving range and special six-hole short course for beginning and youth golfers.
Not your ordinary youth baseball and softball parks, the fields here are entirely covered in Players Turf, making it virtually rain-out proof and allowing for a variety of different levels of play. Facilities are lighted, and include 20-foot scoreboards, concrete dugouts, concession stands and sound systems.
Located in rural Jasper County, northeast of Newton, Illinois Wildlife features a lodge for hunters during deer seasons and in the off-seasons hosting meetings, receptions and off-season lodging.
Timberlake Golf Course in Sullivan, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1960. Designed by Robert B. Harris, Timberlake Golf Course measures 3045 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 105 and a 34.7 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
At 2300-yards Nothridge Hills offers a course with rolling terrain and challenging greens. With three lakes and a creek in play on seven holes, an errant ball can easily find water. For those of you that hit’em straight, the well groomed fairways provide a safe haven for par-saving approach shots. In addition to this, our practice area consists of a twenty station driving range and a 6000 square foot practice green. If honing your golfing skills is what you desire, Northridge Hills is the place to be. Northridge Hills has a Course Slope and Rating of 104 and 31.2 respectively.
Since its founding in 1912, the Charleston Country Club is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
This enviromental education facility houses permanent audio/visual wildlife displays, artifacts originating from the site and a rotating summer exhibit.
Sand Creek is a 755-acre open space site located just south of Decatur off South Franklin Street. Hike the trails to the bluff overlooking Sand Creek for panoramic view of the countryside. Over 7.5 total miles with varying difficulty. Open to hikers & horseback riders.
The 18-hole course features 6,637 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.1 and it has a slope rating of 117. Wolf Creek golf course opened in 1972.
Home of the Shotmaker's Mile, Oak Terrace is a championship 18-hole course complete with a driving range, putting and chipping green, and a fully stocked pro shop.
This 18-hole, par 72 course features some water, elevation changes and mature greens. Eagle Ridge Golf Course is located in Paris, IL and is known throughout East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana as having one of the most challenging back nine in the area. From your elite golfers to your novice golfers, Eagle Ridge Golf Course has one of the most enjoyable courses to play in the area
Located near Carlyle Lake, Twin Oaks Golf Club is a scenic 9 hole course with rolling hills, mature Oak Trees and water hazards. Perfect for your fund raiser events, and family reunions!
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.
The 9-hole Lawrence County Country Club in Lawrenceville, IL is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1915. Designed by Tom Bendelow, Lawrence County Country Club measures 6373 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
The 9-hole "Vandalia" course at the Vandalia Golf & Country Club facility in Vandalia, Illinois features 2,782 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 34.6 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue grass.
The 9-hole Ramsey Lake Golf Course in Ramsey, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1966. Ramsey Lake Golf Course measures 2750 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
The path begins at Forsyth Village Hall and winds around Forsyth Pkwy.
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.
Located 14 miles southwest of Decatur off Route 48 near Blue Mound. Hike the trail up the glacial kame to the observation deck for sweeping view of the prairie. Picnic facilities and playground.
Conveniently located off U.S. Route 24 in Fairbury, this challenging 9-hole golf course is complimented with country club atmosphere including food, beverages, and banquet facilities.
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.
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.
150 sites, electricity, 100 sites with water, 50 sites with sewer, showers, reservations.
The 9-hole Shoal Creek Golf Course in Raymond, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1989. Shoal Creek Golf Course measures 3172 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 110 and a 34.4 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
8-acre lake, some shade trees. 82 sites with three cabins, summer active.
The bikeway connects three area parks with a 3.2-mile, 10-foot wide, handicapped accessible trail for enjoyment by hikers and bikers alike. Tote along your favorite fixings to enjoy on the trail or designated picnic areas.
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.
140 sites, electricity, water, dump station, showers, reservations.
Located in West York, Crawford County, the campground features 100 camping sites with many nearby activities.
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
The Air Center hosts many fly-ins and ultra-lights throughout the year.
2.5 acre fenced off leash park in Fairview Park. Register at the DISC, 1295 W. Wood St. or call 217-422-5911.
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!
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful and unique amphitheatre is easily accessible from the Constitution Trail. Some of the current programs include: High School Summer Theatre productions, Dress-Up Movie Nights and the outstanding concert series known as the Sounds of the Amphitheatre, which highlights local talent from the Bloomington/Normal area. Programming begins in May and runs through October, weather permitting.
Attractions inside the farm include: The Pumpkin Blossom Café and Gift Shoppe, Harvest Brew coffee shop, picnic area and a variety of produce. Activity admission includes access to a jumping pillow, school house education barn, little toddler village, giant mountain slide, climbing straw castle, corny bins, cattle chute jump, rodeo roundup, big digger sandbox, family hayrack rides, train rides for kids, farm animals and live music. A key part of our mission at Rader Family Farms is to educate while we entertain. Field trips and tours are available.
Built in the 1930's, this golf course offers old, mature trees lining each fairway on the 5,539 yard course. In addition to the narrow fairways, small greens make for a challenging round. USGA Course Ratings and Slope Ratings are 66.9 and 111, respectively. A hilly terrain with a beautiful creek meandering through the course make this a very scenic golf course. Golf Digest Places to Play has given Highland Park a 3 Star Rating. The full-line Golf Shop carries a great selection of golf equipment and apparel at discount prices.
The Ironwood Golf Course is the Town's full service golf facility with 18 holes, 7,100 yards and a par 72 championship layout playing from 5400-7100 yards with four sets of tees. The course offers cart rental, a driving range and has a pro shop with club rental. Ironwood was designed by highly regarded golf course designer Roger Packard and meanders through the Ironwood residential subdivision. Opened in 1990, Ironwood Golf Course has hosted numerous high school regional, sectional and conference tournaments, collegiate invitational tournaments, local charity events and site of C.D.G.A and U.S.G.A. qualifiers.
The Weibring Golf Club is 18 holes, 6,915 yards and a par 71. The course offers cart rental and a pro shop with club rental. Extensively renovated in 2000, the course now accommodates approximately 28,000 rounds per year and hosts more than 100 tournaments and outings. Weibring Golf Club features 18 rebuilt greens and two practice greens, bentgrass tees and fairways, Bunker Guard erosion control and tour-quality Best Sand.