• Find Inspiration on the Makanda Boardwalk

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    Start Your Engines in Rock Island

  • Outdoor adventure in Illinois is closer than you think

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    Mile Markers’ Route 66 Road Trip

  • Giant City Feature

    Outdoor Adventure in Giant City State Park


Outdoor adventure in Illinois is closer than you think

Want to get away this summer, but don’t know where to go or where to begin? Perhaps you’ll get inspired by the photos Serdar Ozturk (@Trashhand) and Elise Swopes (@Swopes) captured on their recent trip throughout Illinois. Together, they embarked on …



Fall Color Feature

Explore Illinois while Fall Foliage is in its Prime

Escape on a fall getaway and explore Illinois while fall foliage in its prime. The state’s crisp autumn air is ideal for hiking through state parks bursting with a multitude of colors, such as the Mississippi  Palisades State Park in …


Fall Colors Paint a Spectacular Rainbow in Illinois

Fall colors shine at their best this week throughout Illinois, offering a rainbow of color for leaf peepers to observe. Explore the great outdoors on a trail walk, drive along one of the state’s breathtaking scenic byways or soak in …