8 Best Outdoor Adventures in Illinois

By  Manish Choudhary

1. Starved Rock State Park 

Walk, see waterfalls, and hike trails with nice views.

2. Shawnee National Forest 

Go hiking, camping, or climbing rocks.

3. Galena 

Visit the old town and try hot air ballooning or hiking.

4. Mississippi Palisades State Park 

Explore forests and caves with great river views.

5. Illinois Beach State Park 

Relax on beaches, hike dunes, or explore marshes.

6. Chain O'Lakes State Park

Have fun boating, fishing, or hiking around lakes.

7. Matthiessen State Park 

Enjoy waterfalls and canyons while hiking.

8. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Walk among tall grasses and see wildlife.