Illinois park of the month: Kickapoo State Recreation Area

The holiday season is upon us! But don’t let winter keep you away from Illinois’ parks. Many have fun things to do during the colder months of the year.

Located near Danville in Vermillion County, picturesque Kickapoo State Recreation Area is one such place. It features a variety of family-friendly activities when snow is on the ground.

Cross country skiing, sledding and ice skating are popular attractions.

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Illinois park of the month: Pere Marquette State Park

One of the best times to visit Pere Marquette State Park is during the fall when the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. Car rides are popular this time of year around the park’s riverside roadways.

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Haunted Illinois

Numerous tales of spirits and unexplained phenomena have been recorded in various locations across Illinois. To find out ourselves if some of these tales were true, we visited three places said to be haunted.

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Illinois park of the month: Silver Springs Fish & Wildlife Area

Fall is known for the timeless traditions of haunted houses, pumpkin pie, apple cider and time spent with family members and friends at apple orchards and bonfires. The cooler temperatures and vibrantly colored leaves also make the season great for visiting Illinois’ parks.

Silver Springs Fish & Wildlife Area, one of our state’s most popular parks to visit during fall, is located in Yorkville.

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With fall beginning in a week, here are the best scenic byways in IllinoisWhile temperatures are still warm throughout the state, changing leaves are a sign that fall is on its way.

Illinois offers numerous ways to get out and enjoy the fall season, from taking in breathtaking views along the Great River Road to enjoying vineyards and river cruises near Galena.

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