The Creepiest Hike In Illinois Takes You Through The Ruins Of An Abandoned Cemetery
By Melissa Mahoney|Updated on September 11, 2023(Originally published March 17, 2022)
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Are you the type who enjoys exploring abandoned places and ruins in and around the Land of Lincoln? Do you enjoy giving yourself a good fright? There is one place that we think may just offer the creepiest hike in Illinois – and we dare you to explore it! Where is this hike, you may be wondering. It’s an abandoned cemetery in Illinois. And yes, you can trek through the abandoned ruins of the historic Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Midlothian. Would you be brave enough to tackle this creepy abandoned cemetery hike in Illinois?
Have you ever visited the creepy and haunted Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery? Do agree with us that this is the creepiest hike in Illinois? Let us know in the comments, or tell us about other creepy hikes that you know about in the Prairie State. For more information about Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, you can visit it on the Web, or check out the cemetery’s Facebook page. And believe us when we tell you that, if you plan to visit Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery after dark, you will definitely want some kind of personal illumination, like a headlamp!
Want to explore a small Illinois town that’s full of paranormal activity? Then you have to visit historic Alton!
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