Everyone Needs To Visit These 10 Gorgeous County Preserves Hiding In Illinois

When most people think of taking a hike in Illinois, they think of some of our larger parks, like Starved Rock. But did you know that, so close to home, there are some incredible parks to walk through? Here are some gorgeous county forest preserves you should check out.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Looking for other Illinois hiking spots? Check out this list.