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.
Find out why we love this nature escape less than an hour from Champaign-Urbana. Two words — creek stomping.
Hike the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve in Monticello for an adventurous, nature-filled time with your kids.
Hop on I-74 for a short drive 30 minutes beyond Champaign-Urbana to camp, fish, canoe and more at Kickapoo State Recreation Area.