Welcome, Midwest Backpackers!
Hello! I'm new to Illinois and I am hoping to check out the Shawnee National Forest while the weather is still nice. I realize this is last minute, but is anyone... Learn more
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Hike the Orange/Yellow Trail @ Sand Ridge Forest
I would like to suggest a trail at sand ridge forest, just outside of Manito. We would start at the Pine Campgrounds and hike the orange trail, take a break at the... Learn more
Basic Backpacking Trip
show lessThis is a great trip for beginners in a nearby area that is very secluded. You will be surprised at how quite it is out there. The hike will take about two... Learn more
Dance Party on the Lake for St Jude!
18253 Hiawatha Ct, Hudson IL Join us for dancing fun as Anders' band THE "HIP" REPLACEMENTS plays on the Lake for St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Center! Shannon... Learn more
Lake Evergreen/Comlara Park
Join in for a mid morning paddle around Lake Evergreen. If you own your own, you can bring yours or you can rent whichever (kayaks or canoes) are available at the time.... Learn more
Merwin Nature Preserve(West Gate)
This hike is open to anyone. Looking to hike the MNP West entrance(2.5-3miles). I would also like to hike the South East Entrance(2.5) of MNP if anyone would like the... Learn more
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