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Ogle County

White Pines State Park

6712 West Pines Road
Mt Morris, IL 61054
The 385-acre park is perfect for family getaways to enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and picnicking. With serene, picturesque beauty, and…
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Whiteside County

Hennepin Canal State Parkway

209 Emmons Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
The Hennepin Feeder Canal extends from Rock Falls to Sheffield IL. The Hennepin Canal Feeder opens the door to the…
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Ogle County

Castle Rock State Park

Illinois Route 2 South
Oregon, IL
Castle Rock State Park is located three miles south of Oregon on Highway 2. The 2,000-acre park includes rock formations,…
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Lee County

Nachusa Grasslands

2075 Lowden Road
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Illinois' first conservation bison herd In the fall of 2014, 30 bison were relocated to the Nachusa Grasslands, where they…
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Carroll County

Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A IL Route 84
Savanna, IL
Palisades is the word used to describe a line of lofty, steep cliffs usually seen along a river, and Mississippi…
Ogle County

Oregon Lion's Park

809 Webster St.
Oregon, IL 61061
Lions Park is a neighborhood park that hosts the minor and little league baseball season in Oregon. The park lies…
Published in Community Parks
Ogle County

Oregon Kiwanis Park

201 N. 2nd St.
Oregon, IL 61021
On the riverfront Kiwanis Park is a 2 acre site along the riverfront at the west edge of the Oregon…
Published in Community Parks
Ogle County

Wiggley Field Dog Park

810 S. 13th St,
Oregon, IL 61061
Officially opened in July 2012, Wiggly Field Dog Park is an off-leash dog park operated by the Oregon Park District.…
Published in Community Parks
Ogle County

Fairgrounds Park

607 Fairpark Dr.
Oregon, IL 61061
In Oregon, IL Fairgrounds Park is a neighborhood park once the site of the Ogle County Fair. The bike trail…
Published in Community Parks
Whiteside County

X-Golf Sauk Valley

13464 Galt Road
Sterling, IL 61081
Whether you’re hungry for a better golf swing, or just hungry, X-GOLF Sauk Valley has you, your family, your team, and all of your friends covered. Keep your game sharp and that competitive spirit going by joining one of their X-Leagues or Tournaments. Restaurant and bar available  Stay full after rounds…
Whiteside County

Rock Falls Birding Trail

811 E. 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Birding all year long Our region is laced with waterways filled with nesting habitats for all sorts of birds. In…
Whiteside County

Copper Bit Ranch

29145 Pilgrim Rd
Sterling, IL 61081
Copper Bit is a riding lesson facility in Sterling, IL, set on 30 acres with a 16-stall barn, 3-stall quarantine…
Published in Horse / Equestrian
Whiteside County

Whoop Your Axe

2317 E. Lincolnway, Suite C
Sterling, IL 61081
The Whoop Your Axe facility in Sterling, Illinois, is approximately 4,000 square feet of family fun. They are family owned…
Ogle County

Polo Community Swimming Pool

303 E. Webster St
Polo, IL 61064
Outdoor pool open seasonally. Go to the website for information on lessons, lap swimming, and  days and hours of operation.
Published in Swimming
Ogle County

Rustic Ridge Axe Throwing

117 N. 4th St.
Oregon, IL 61061
Get rid of stress and have a great time doing it. This new family recreation business (as of Memorial Day…
Fishing is for the whole family. Rock River Professional Guide Service's goal is not just to take people fishing. Their…
The Storybook Trail is located at the Kiwanis Park - the corner of 7th Avenue and West 12th Street, Rock…
Whiteside County

Rock Falls Veterans Memorial Park

5th Ave & West 5th St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
The first City Park in Rock Falls, Veterans Memorial Park (formerly known as Triangle Park) was established to memorialize, commemorate…
Published in Community Parks
Lee County

Lowell Park Bike Path

Bradshaw St and Washington Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
This is a 3.5 mile paved trail used for hiking and biking. The path begins at the corner of Bradshaw…
Published in Biking and Hiking
Whiteside County

Benson's on Lake Carlton

18750 Lake Rd
Morrison, IL 61270
Located in the heart of Morrison-Rockwood State ParkWe are located on the beautiful 77-acre Lake Carlton at Morrison-Rockwood State Park,…
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