Explore 18,094 Acres Of Unparalleled Views Of Grassland On The Scenic Buffalo Viewing Trail In Illinois
There’s a reason Illinois is known as the Prairie State with rolling grassland as far as the eye can see. The North American prairie is actually an endangered ecosystem due to agriculture, urbanization, and other factors. The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, established in 1996 by the Illinois Land Conservation Act, protects 18,094 acres of this fragile ecosystem and has hiking trails for all to enjoy. The Buffalo Viewing Trail in Illinois gives some of the best views of the grasslands as well as the opportunity to view the bison who live here.
Have you hiked Buffalo Viewing Trail in Illinois before? What was your experience like? Please let us know in the comments below!
For more information on the Buffalo Viewing Trail at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, please visit the webpage on Alltrails here.
Address: IL-53, Elwood, IL, USA
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