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Nature preserve for bird watching. There are herons and egrets which flourish through the parks and around the lake.
Located 6 miles South of Mt. Carmel on Illinois Rt. 1, Beall woods contains one of the oldest dedicated nature preserves in Illinois. The "Forest of the Wabash" contains the largest single tract of untouched deciduous forest in the U.S.
Nestled on the banks of the Fox River and used annually by tens of thousands of people, the 9-hole regulation Pottawatomie Golf Course, which is owned and operated by the St. Charles Park District, is certainly the most beautiful golf course in the Fox Valley area offering scenic views with lush landscapes along the shore of the Fox River.
Clean, dry and heated pits. Yearly membership and day hunting available. Excellent hunting in fields (2 pits). Plus hunting in one pit over water. 3/4 mile on refuge frontage. Guides available.
Poured concrete ramp for launching boats. Can be used by power boats up to 22 feet, sailboats 15-22 feet, and personal watercraft.
The path begins at Forsyth Village Hall and winds around Forsyth Pkwy.
Include a golf course, swimming pool, and clubhouse. The dining room overlooks the pool and number nine green.
This 18-hole championship golf course, featuring wildflowers and elevated tees, offers spectacular views of the Fox Valley region.
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.
At Countryside Golf Club, play two challenging, award-winning 18-hole golf courses. The Prairie course, with bentgrass tees, wide-open greens and sand bunkers offers golfers a chance to challenge their game. The Traditional course, with bentgrass tees and tree-lined fairways, offers golfers scenic and challenging rounds of golf. Also try out the driving range.
An 18-hole D. A. Weibring/Wolfard designed championship golf course with a 25,000 sq-ft clubhouse that offers banquet seating up to 400 people in one room. Introducing a brand new "classic" golf course to the Tri-County area focusing on offering "playable" golf for every skill level. Stunning panoramic views overlooking this links course make for an amazing backdrop for any special event. Our tag line "Where You're Always Welcome" says it all. Hang out for a while in the clubhouse - even if you don't play golf very much but like to watch. We have the very best view of golf in all of Central Illinois from our two level outdoor deck that peers out to the 9th and 18th greens tucked on opposite sides of our beautiful clubhouse chain of lakes. We intentionally brought these two greens as close to the clubhouse as possible so that everyone can enjoy watching golf while relaxing on the decks or inside the clubhouse.
Beautiful campground on Rend Lake with 118 sites with electricity. Full hookups available on selected sites. Three picnic shelter areas (wheelchair accessible). One group area with 21 wooded campsites for $100 a day.
The perfect setting for business & pleasure. Holes & Knolls features two 18-hole miniature golf courses and a clubhouse in a 25-acre park setting. The course design incorporates cascading waterfalls & streams. The clubhouse is available for rent.
The golf course has 18-holes and it is a par-70 course. Brae Loch Banquets feature a bright space in a country setting overlooking the fairways at the Lake County Forest Preserves Brae Loch Golf Club. A fine balance of food, location and people are the three ingredients that an event at Brae Loch brings together for a truly memorable experience. The banquet facility comfortably seats up to 165. The menu includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are almost too beautiful to eat, but too wonderful to skip.
Developed by local volunteers, it offers scenic trails, horseback riding, fishing, and limited hunting. The site contains the historic Franklin Creek Grist Mill and a 180-acre dedicated nature preserve.
This scenic 18-hole course has a driving range, putting green and golf cart rentals. The rolling terrain of the Lamoine River Valley provides spectacular views and elevation changes. Stadium features greet the golfer with beautifully sculpted mounds and carefully preserved forests of oaks, hickories and cottonwoods. The course also features Ken Killian's trademark of bunkering and creative water hazards that are sure to challenge golfers of all skill levels.
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.
This award-winning (3 1/2 stars in Golf Digest) public course offers incomparable playing conditions on two 18 hole, 72-par courses. The gently rolling terrain, manicured greens and abundant wildflowers make Park Hills Golf Couse the destination for thousands of visitors every year. The West Course is 6600 yards, and the East Course is 6400 yards. Watered fairways, varying distance tees, a 300 yard driving range, clubhouse and pro shop are offered. Green Fees: Weekday - 9 hole: $16; 18 hole: $25, Weekend - 9 hole: $18; 18 hole: $28; Weekday or Weekend Cart Fees: 9 hole: $20; 18 hole: $32.
Let us save your soles today! We'll take you for a ride, give you a tour, provide shuttles for your party or even run errands with our fleet of pedicabs (aka bicycle rickshaws). Call us at 773-771-3922 or visit www.rickshawrick.com. Catch us at the Oak Park Visitors Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Write Inn, Harvey House, Under the Ginkgo Tree B & B and other fun spots.
We offer public and custom programs for children, adults, and families on our beautiful, organic farm to help build the local food system. Whether its a day camp or a cheese making workshop, participants gain hands-on experience preparing farm-fresh food, from field to table, while learning about organic agriculture and the whole farm system in the process. The Learning Center also offers farmer training and support to beginning farmers and facilitates youth-led urban agriculture projects in Chicago and Rockford.
See Quincy via bikes! Rent an automatic Trek Lime or a 7-speed Cruiser Tandem. Available on an hourly or daily basis at the Villa Kathrine (Quincy's Tourist Info Center). Reservations recommended. Complimentary architectural driving route with rental. Helmets & locks available.
This 18-hole golf course is located adjacent to a beautiful city park, and offers tee times for non-members.
The splash park has many interactive water play features for children of all ages to enjoy. Some features include spray columns, spray loops, dumping buckets, spray cannons, bubblers, geysers and water wheels. These water features are constructed on top of a safety surface. The facility has a sand play area with water and sand play toys. This facility also has deck chairs and shade structures.
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 Pyramid Oaks Golf Course is a semi private golf course that opened in 1972. Designed by Steve Spray, Pyramid Oaks Golf Course measures 3100 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 34.9 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
Year-round sports complex with 3 ice surfaces, full-service pro shop, full-service fitness club, and on-site restaurant. Also home of The Chicago Freeze Junior A Hockey Team.
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
For those with an urge to explore a genuine Illinois prairie, this ride takes you past one of the largest pieces of preserved prairie in the state. The Rock River Cruise is 34.7-miles of moderate difficulty, with a few small climbs along the way. Stop off and visit some of the many attractions along the way, including the John Deere Historic Site and the charming town of Oregon.
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 focal point of this park is a monument dedicated to fallen soldiers from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
Scripps Park Golf Course was originally built as a 9-hole course in 1923. The original 9 has many rolling fairways with bunkered greens and challenging water hazards. In 2002 the course expanded to 18 holes with the back 9 having the open feeling of a "links style" course. The wide fairways and creative hazards complement the demanding greens. All 18 holes are irrigated and provide consistent play from early spring to late fall. The course is long enough to be enjoyably challenging but easily accessible to walkers as well as cart players. You can purchase annual individual or family passes or pay by the round. Cart rental and a well stocked pro shop is available. The course can also accommodate groups and corporate outings.
Buena Vista is a par 32, nine-hole golf course with a driving range, pro shop and snack bar. Open seven days a week during the season, weather permitting.
A breeder of World Champion quality Morgan horses for over 30 years, this site is also home to Big River Little Ponies Farm. Tours and visitors are welcome by appointment. The farm can accommodate groups up to 20.
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.
Boat ramps into Lake Sinnissippi area of Rock River. Picnic tables, scenic river view, adjacent to Hennepin Canal State Park.
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.
Enjoy 829 acres of park facilities that include a water park, children's zoo, teams course, playgrounds, open space, athletic fields, sand volleyball, tennis, ice skating, playgrounds, swimming pools, in-line skating and hockey area and more!
Quincy Bikes is a community bike loan program that allows individuals to obtain a bicycle for personal or recreational use. The bikes are available for a $10 refundable deposit and are available from 6 checkout locations in Quincy.
Championship 9-hole course. Water comes into play on all 9 holes -- a challenge for any golfer. Full-service pro shop. The club house has a beautiful central fireplace and exterior patio.
Family-oriented roller skating with video/redemption games and a complete snack bar including pizza. birthday, private parties, and all night lock-ins are available. Open: November thru April: Sunday: 1:30 pm to 4 pm; Friday: 7 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 1:30 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm. May thru October: Call for Hours.
Amid rolling hills and abundant game cover, this area is a hunter's paradise offering quail, deer (archery only), squirrel, dove, and rabbit hunting. Bass and channel catfish are found in its 69-acre lake. Equestrian trails, picnicking, and camping.
This enviromental education facility houses permanent audio/visual wildlife displays, artifacts originating from the site and a rotating summer exhibit.
A tradition for over 25 years. Thousands of hand-pruned, organically grown firs, spruces, and pines in 9 varieties. Free horse-drawn wagon rides & Santa on weekends. Pets welcome
Four Willows Golf Course has been owned by Rodger Tucker for 20 years. It is a nine hole course that is great for beginners to those that golf regularly.
Built on the grounds of the Ladd Arboretum in 1974, the Evanston Ecology Center serves as the education nucleus of the arboretum. An area of natural beauty, the arboretum stretches along a three-quarter mile segment of McCormick Boulevard on a narrow, 23-acre strip of reclaimed land that follows the diagonal course of the North Shore Channel. The Evanston Ecology Center offers many programs throughout the year such as an Easter egg hunt, community plays, and musical performances. Many are free.
Located 1.7 miles west of Illinois Route 148 on Grassy Road just south of the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. Waterfowl hunting on 960 acres. Guides available. One of the top three harvest clubs in the southern Illinois quota zone.
A full-service reliever airport, we provide the national aviation community access to the southern suburbs. The airport has two hard-surface runways: Runway 18-36 is 4002' and Runway 9-27 is 3395'.
Since its founding in 1912, the Charleston Country Club is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
With undulating and quick greens, the course's front nine rolls and winds through 200-year old oak trees, while the back side is longer, with more water and strong winds.
Camper and tent sites, approx. 60 hookups; shaded, family-oriented camping. Only 2 mi. to Rend Lake.
This collection of eighteen holes now provides golfers with an adventure through a variety of unique golf holes in a beautiful setting. The prairie style clubhouse features an expanded golf shop, locker rooms, event rooms with expansive ceilings and a full scale food and beverage operations. Enjoy dining at the Hickory Stick Bar & Grill and experience stunning golf course views.
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.
The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University features some of the finest greens in Southern Illinois. Our staff welcomes public play as well as McKendree University students, faculty and staff. Whether you're a low handicap golfer or a new golfer about to play your first round, The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University features 18 holes that will provide a challenge to every golfer.
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.
River Heights Golf Course is an 18-hole facility that winds along the banks of the Kiswaukee River in DaKalb County, offering a challenging mix of traditional and links-type holes for the weekend player or serious golfer.
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.
Locally owned sporting goods store opened in 1980. Specializes in hunting and fishing accesories, apparel, and much more. Find decoys, ammunition, and archery supplies all in one stop.
Eight experienced fishing charter boat captains offering World Class Salmon, Trout and Perch fishing April into November. The Waukegan Charter Boat Association is the oldest and largest charter boat fleet on Lake Michigan. Experience Coho Salmon, Chinook ( King ) Salmon, Rainbow (Steelhead) Trout, Brown Trout and Lake Trout fishing on the western shores of Lake Michigan out of Waukegan, Illinois.
This scenic and unique camping area offers nine sites with electrical and water hookups. One sewer hookup. Playground, pets, recreational vehicles and campfires are allowed. Maximum length is 30 feet.
This 18-hole golf course is open to the public, and includes a practice facility and full-service clubhouse. We feature a practice range with grass tees, a private instruction tee, accurate distance markers, a large putting green as well as a separate chipping and putting practice green, two practice bunkers, and four target greens measured at the same distances as our four par-3 holes – a unique feature not seen anywhere else on the Rockford golf scene.
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.
Launch off a ramp and go airborne at the area's only skate park! It is an unsupervised skate at your own risk park.
Indoor public skating and private lessons available. Call for hours.
Private natural area owned by the Nature Conservancy. Highlights are 1500 acres of prairie, wetlands, and savanna woodlands. Grassland flowers, birds and butterflies to observe.
Located in Columbia, Illinois, the Columbia Golf Club offers two 18-hole golf courses open for people of all ages and ability. Opened in 1968, the Columbia course, designed by Al Linkogel, features 5,970 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.
Rolling hills make up this 18-hole golf course. Carts, a driving range and a putting green are available.
The 9-hole "Twin Oaks" course at the Twin Oaks Golf & Country Club facility in Blandinsville, Illinois features 3,004 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . Twin Oaks golf course opened in 1965.
Providing numerous recreational and educational opportunities for seniors, adults, youth, and preschoolers at our 18 parks, golf course, health club, and new TY Warner Park.
Reed's Canoe offers three trips ranging in length from 2 to 6 hours, and are suitable for new and experienced canoeists.
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.
Get in touch with nature in this beautiful wooded setting near the Des Plaines River, where you can view local wild animals that have been rescued from the surrounding area.
Multiple-use recreational area with a 194-acre lake. It provides habitat for shore birds and upland game and offers camping, hunting, hiking, fishing and horseback riding.
18-hole golf course with driving range, restaurant and pro shop. Oak Brook Golf Club is a classic playing experience in a spectacular natural setting where every hole calls for solid shot-making from tee to green. Unlike boring daily-fee courses of cookie-cutter municipal courses, this is a thinking person's course that rewards sound play for players at any skill level.
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.
All it takes is one trip to Fairfield Golf Club, whether for a tournament or just a relaxing round of golf, and we promise you will be back. This challenging layout is like no other course in the region and will make you hit shots you rarely get the opportunity to try.
Dodds Park offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, three shelter houses, concession stand, two lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, two lighted ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, batting cages and two shuffleboard courts.
Located on the west side of Rend Lake off of Route 148. Offers electricity, water and sewer, shower house, bottle gas filed, dumping stations as well as campers to rent. Owners: Robert and Angela Holder.
The present Springbrook facilities includes a barn-styled building with a classroom, open area with activities, a large aquarium and restrooms. The land includes 2 miles of trails that are open year-round. Whether you are walking through a tunnel of prairie grasses or standing four feet above a cattail marsh on the 700 foot long boardwalk, the sights will take you back to the days of the explorers. Along your walk you’ll discover a flowing brook, shady woods, flower-filled meadows and prairies, and marshes thick with cattails and ancient willows.
This beautiful 18-hole course with large, smooth greens and rolling hills is open to the public, and offers a pro shop and restaurant.
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.
Our farm market features a large variety of farm fresh family grown vegetables. Our sweet corn is picked fresh every morning when its the sweetest. Tomatoes, green beans, pickling cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini and other summer squash, a variety of specialty peppers are among the fresh vegetables we grow here on our farm. If fruit is what you are looking for, you will find our homegrown muskmelon, honeydew and watermelon delicious. We also carry Michigan peaches, pears, nectarines and other in season fruit from the Midwest. We are a working family operated farm. We want you to have a day on the farm experience when you stop by during the summer or the fall. Our tractor/sand box play areas are available all during the season. Our own animals are always here for you to visit, but we do bring in more during the fall season. In the fall we have our family grown pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, Indian corn and other specialty decorations. Of course we will still have the fall veggies, squash and more, plus the continuing of the summer treats. Know your food! Know your farmer!
McLeansboro Golf Club is a nine-hole semi-private club located on the west side of McLeansboro, IL. The course features small bent grass greens and Bermuda fairways. With two reachable par 5’s and a drivable par 4, birdies and eagles are possible. However, with two challenging par 3’s and with OB or ditches that could come into play on 7 of the 9 holes big numbers are also a real possibility.
This golf center features a driving range, chipping green, putting green and adventure golf.
Trophy Whitetail Deer bow hunts since 1986. Also, spring turkey hunting, sporting clays, trap range, meals, and lodging. Heavily wooded ravines and valleys, magnificent stands of oak, maple and cedar, and grassy meadows.
This championship 18-hole golf course with 6,950 yards offers bent grass fairways, and beautiful rolling hills and vistas. Power carts are required Friday through Sunday and holidays.
Stay active! This award-winning parks & recreation agency offers over 400 acres of parks, 5 miles of paved trails, 3 recreation centers, free special events & hundreds of recreation, dance, gymnastics, summer camp, sports & fitness & active adult programs.
Enjoy the natural wonders of the Pecatonica River (Stephenson County’s Water Trail) as it meanders through undisturbed Midwestern beauty. The Pecatonica River is the home of “Illinois’ Friendliest Paddle”. This landing offers ample parking, three picnic areas, primitive camping, portable toilet, 10' x 20' floating dock, firepits and charcoal grills, two ADA fishing piers, great bank fishing and canoe/kayak and boat launch. Open: Daily: 6 am to 10 pm.
State fish and wildlife area with Class C camping facilities.
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.
Bowes Creek delivers a private club experience to the public golfer! It offers annual memberships for a day, or just enjoy Porter's Pub - an English inspired eatery.