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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Address: 9285 Beall Woods Fire Ln, Mt Carmel, IL 62863, USA