This Illinois Road Trip Takes You From Starved Rock State Park To The Shawnee National Forest
By Melissa Mahoney|Published March 14, 2022
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and have a deep love for photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world. Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream!
For those of you who have been long-time readers, you know how we love to curate road trips! Today’s road trip will take you from Starved Rock State Park, which is considered the state’s best park, all the way down to the vast expanse of the Shawnee National Forest. So, gas up the car and head out on this scenic road trip through Illinois.
For your convenience, follow this interactive map and go ahead and add any additional stops along the way!