Get Lost Among 120-Foot-Tall Trees At Beall Woods State Park, An Ancient Forest In Illinois
An ancient forest near Mt. Carmel, Illinois is home to trees that are 120 feet tall and older than just about anything else in the state. Known as an old-growth forest, this historic land has been disturbed by few and is a tranquil place to go hiking.
Take a walk through a living museum when you visit this natural arboretum. Many tree species, gorgeous views, and meandering trails await. Scroll on for more details.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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