Exploring Illinois’ Cache River State Natural Area

Carved out by glacial floodwater of the Ohio River, the Cache River State Natural Area in Southern Illinois meanders a path that encompasses 1,000 year-old cypress trees and vast wetlands. It’s not only a place of beauty, it’s an outdoor … Continue reading

Biking Along Southern Illinois’ Tunnel Hill State Trail

You’ll enjoy rolling hills, cool streams, woods, cornfields, marshes, and a whole lot of beauty on a bike ride along the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Southern Illinois. This trek would make a great little weekend trip, capped off with … Continue reading

Play A Round At These Top Illinois Public Golf Courses

Pack your clubs in the car and head out across Illinois to enjoy some of our state’s top public golf courses. From the outskirts of Chicago to small towns in all areas, you’ll find lots of links to love, and … Continue reading

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s The Superman Festival!

Down in the southern tip of Illinois is the hamlet of Metropolis, the official home of none other than Superman. Once a year the town pulls out all the stops to celebrate the beloved character. This year’s 40th Annual Superman … Continue reading

Quincy, Illinois: Exploring “Gem City”

Any drive along the Mississippi River in Illinois should definitely include Quincy, a scenic town that is steeped in history. If you stay in Nebo at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, you can enjoy a leisurely, scenic drive along the Great River … Continue reading

Blossoms Star At Lombard, Illinois’ Lilac Festival

One of prettiest signs of spring is a lilac tree in full bloom. Make a trip to Lombard, Illinois, and you’ll find a whole blooming town-full. Visit during the Lombard Lilac Time Festival, May 2-20, 2018, and you’ll not only … Continue reading

Starved Rock State Park: Illinois’ Natural Wonder

Visitors know Illinois for many different things—a great city, Land of Lincoln, charming towns, towering cornfields, rivers and lakes. Few expect what they find at Starved Rock State Park. Take a break sometime soon and visit the remarkable park. Mission … Continue reading