Where to Find Fall Foliage in Illinois Parks

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Illinois river rocks and a touch of autumn. Watching brightly colored leaves fall is one of the best parts of autumn; it’s relaxing, beautiful and a treat only able to be enjoyed a few weeks each year.

Watching brightly colored leaves fall is one of the best parts of autumn; it’s relaxing, beautiful and a treat only able to be enjoyed a few weeks each year. To make the most of the season, check out a few spots around the state for prime foliage-spotting.

Matthiessen State Park: Offering canyons, streams, prairie and forest, this state park has five miles of trails perfect for a hike or stroll.

Tunnel Hill State Trail: Visitors can bike or hike through farmland, hills and bottomland areas, as well as through the Cache River State Natural Area and Shawnee National Forest.

Pere Marquette State Park: The largest state park in Illinois, this area includes 8,000 acres of forested bluffs.

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