Stephens Summer Scenes

This summer, I am partnering with a local blog to promote visiting Illinois State Parks! Fresh Air Friendship documents their visits to state parks with great feedback on the hiking trails, amenities, and nature. Every week from now until Labor Day weekend, I will be highlighting places they visit throughout the state and providing additional information on the state parks. I’ll also include some Summer Fun Information to ensure that while you’re having fun, you’re also aware of preventative steps to keep everyone safe.

While we live next to and in one of America’s largest metropolises, it’s important to connect with the natural resources and beauty we have in our great (and large!) state. I encourage you to find a fun day trip, road trip, or vacation from this series and learn more about the natural wonders of Illinois—from prairies to bluffs to forests.