This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In Illinois
Going for a hike doesn’t have to be an hours-long ordeal. In Illinois, there are plenty of shorter paths that are absolutely worth your time. Located in Apple River near Galena, there is a little trail that’s short and sweet and absolutely charming.
If you want a place where you can walk around without getting too far from the car, look no further than this park. Scroll on for more details.
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Apple River Canyon State Park and Primrose Nature Trail are located at 8763 E Canyon Rd., Apple River IL 61001.
If you’ve ever hiked this little trail, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments or join our Illinois Nature Lover’s Group on Facebook and share them with us and our fellow Illinoisans.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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