Located near the Fox River and McHenry Dam, Moraine Hills State Park is ideal for both hikers and cyclists.
With a mix of prairie and woodland, Buffalo Rock State Park is the smaller, less-crowded sister of nearby Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park with sweeping views of the Illinois River not to be overlooked.
The Mississippi Palisades State Park, located along the Mississippi River and the Great River Road, is known for its steep cliffs and interesting rock formations.
Homer Lake Forest Preserve is 892 acres to explore, with hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking.
Spanning 8,000 acres, Pere Marquette State Park offers some of Illinois’ most scenic hiking and biking trails.
Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Shawnee National Forest is an idyllic destination for families to finally ditch the devices and fall in love with the outdoors.
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