Imagine yourself soaring high above a lush forest with the warm sun beaming down on your face and the wind whipping at your feet. You’re hopping from zip line to zip line, racing through the sky as breathtaking views flash before your eyes. Think you’re in Costa Rica? Think again. You’re in Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest on the new Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour.
This exciting experience in the Trails to Adventure region of Illinois stretches across 83 acres of beautiful national forest, allowing you to explore the great outdoors like you’ve never explored it before. Hop from tree to tree. Fly over a boulder creek. Whip through fresh forest air. See the magnificent Shawnee National Forest from a new viewpoint.
Once you make your way back to the forest floor, set off to explore other natural wonders in the area, like Garden of the Gods, Rend Lake, Cache River Wetlands and Cave-in-Rock State Park. Or, if you’re looking to unwind after your adventures, visit some local wineries and vineyards along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
For additional information and to begin planning your outdoor adventure in Illinois, check out EnjoyIllinois.com.
-The Illinois Office of Tourism