Best state parks in northern Illinois

Northern Illinois is home to some fascinating state parks

Northern Illinois is home to some fascinating state parks

Here we share an overview of the ones you shouldn't miss.

1. Gebhard Woods State Park 

With a range of activities such as hiking, fishing or bird watching this park is the perfect place for a weekend getaway in northeastern Illinois.

2. Mississippi Palisades State Park

This is the perfect park for water activities such as swimming, watersports, or boating. Not into watersports? Go fishing, hiking or explore some caves.

Go sleeping under the stars, or stay in a historic log cabin. White Pines Forest is the perfect park to get close to nature.

3. White Pines Forest State Park 

Here you will uncover limestone bluffs, deep rivers, springs, streams, and some of the best waterfalls in Illinois. 

4 Apple River Canyon State Park

5. Rock Cut State Park 

Being one of the largest parks in northern Illinois this 3.092 acres of protected land is home to more than 40 miles of hiking trails.

Swipe up to learn more about these and other wonderful state parks in northern Illinois

Swipe up to learn more about these and other wonderful state parks in northern Illinois

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