Hop on I-74 for a short drive 30 minutes beyond Champaign-Urbana to camp, fish, canoe and more at Kickapoo State Recreation Area.
Turkey Run State Park is just a short drive from Champaign-Urbana and full of ways to float, hike and soak up the sun through a relaxing outdoors-y day.
If you’re looking for a place to get away for the day, check out River Bend Forest Preserve in Mahomet, a great little escape in the Champaign-Urbana area.
Ready to take your kids on a canoe in Champaign-Urbana and beyond? Bethany tests the waters with her boys, and gives us her review.