Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. In fact, the onset of fall in the Midwest delivers flawless weather and ample activities to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. So grab an extra layer as the humidity breaks and join us as we extend your summer fun into September and beyond!
Parks, Forests and Preserves – Oh My!
Less than 100 miles southwest from Chicago, Starved Rock State Park is an Illinois gem that shines through November. Voted the number one attraction in Illinois, the topography of the region is unlike anything found in the state. Visitors can experience 13 miles of hiking trails through various elevations and terrain along the Illinois River. A guided color tour and “ghost tour” are two adventures available in October, among other highlights including hotels, camping, dining and live music at the lodge.