Imagination Grove at the Sugar Grove Nature Center is well worth the short drive from Champaign-Urbana — find out why we love this natural playscape.
A beautiful (and large!) state park located smack dab between Champaign-Urbana and the Chicago area makes a perfect outdoor meet-up spot for the warmer months when you’re making plans with friends and family.
Presented by the Champaign Park District, we provide a comprehensive roundup of Champaign-Urbana area outdoor activities to fill your autumn.
Sure you can stick to the paved trails for a walk, but if you’re looking for adventure mere footsteps beyond the parking lot, head to Buffalo Trace in Mahomet for creek stomping and hiking to the max.
An absolute dream for those who love the outdoors, take your family to see waterfalls up close and venture on a challenging hike that you all will remember forever at Matthiessen State Park.