These 8 Charming Waterfront Towns In Illinois Are Perfect For A Daytrip

Some of the most beautiful towns in Illinois lie along one of its many rivers or lakes. From towns that border the south and west borders of the state along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to the few sprinkled up and down our side of Lake Michigan, there are a plethora of towns that get to boast a waterfront.

There are also dozens of lessor-known rivers and lakes that serve many charming Illinois towns. Keep scrolling to learn about eight waterfront towns you need to check out someday soon.

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