We provide a comprehensive roundup of Champaign-Urbana area outdoor activities to fill your spring as the weather warms up.
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.
Weldon Springs State Park, less than one hour from Champaign-Urbana, makes for a quiet retreat into nature for families.
The Sangamon River Forest Preserve, located between Mahomet and Fisher, is a quiet nature escape with very doable trails for your family to enjoy together.
Hop on I-74 for a short drive 30 minutes beyond Champaign-Urbana to camp, fish, canoe and more at Kickapoo State Recreation Area.