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Ogle County

White Pines Inn Cabins

6712 West Pines Road
Mount Morris, IL 61054
Located in Northwestern Illinois, near Oregon and Rockford, White Pines Inn resembles a pioneer village with 25 authentic one-room log cabins with gas fireplaces. This…
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Lee County

Nachusa Grasslands

8772 South Lowden Road
Franklin Grove, IL
In the fall of 2014, 30 bison were relocated to the Nachusa Grasslands where they safely roam thousands of fenced-in acres.…
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Carroll County

Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A IL Route 84
Savanna, IL
Located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwestern Illinois, the 2,500-acre Mississippi Palisades State Park is…
Lee County

Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary

1881 Lewis Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
The Illinois Audubon Society purchased 395 acres of the former Green Wing Environmental Laboratory from Augustana College in Rock Island,…
Ogle County
Jarrett Prairie Preserve Biking & Hiking Trail

Jarrett Prairie Preserve Biking & Hiking Trail

7993 North River Road
Byron, IL 61010
Jarrett Prairie Preserve Byron / 7993 North River Road 815-234-8535 byronforestpreserve.com Dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve with over 450 acres of…
Ogle County

Edward F. Vassallo Land & Water Reserve

7578 W Pines Rd
Mt Morris, IL 61054
The Edward F. Vassallo Land and Water Reserve is a privately owned reserve located adjacent to White Pines State Forest. …
Whiteside County
Martin's Landing/Sinnissippi Dam Walkway

Martin's Landing/Sinnissippi Dam Walkway

10 Broadway (behind Dillon Home Museum)
Sterling, IL 61081
This walkway provides a link between the ever expanding trail system in Sterling and the Hennepin Feeder Canal in Rock…
Ogle County
Jack's Landing

Jack's Landing

corner of 2nd & Lafayette St
Oregon, IL 61061
Owned and operated by the Oregon Park District, Jacks Landing is a 10 acre site located at the corner of…
Ogle County

Oregon Area Bike Trails

Oregon Depot Museum - 401 Collins St
Oregon, IL 61061
If you like biking, then you are going to LOVE Oregon! As the trailhead to a wide variety of rides,…
Ogle, Lee & Whiteside County
The Rock River Trail is a a 320-mile National Water Trail through 11 counties in Wisconsin and Illinois and we invited you…
Carroll County

Savanna Marketplace Bike Rental

321 Main St
Savanna, IL 61074
Bike Rentals are available April 1st through September 30th  at the Savanna Marketplace located in the heart of downtown Savanna…
Ogle County

Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve

Corner of West Grove & Freeport Rd
Forreston, IL 61030
  On your visit to Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve you can connect with nature. Relax on a creek-side bench, explore…
Whiteside County

Morrison-Rockwood Recreational Trail

Norrish Rd & Orange St
Morrison, IL 61270
  The Morrison-Rockwood Recreational Trail runs from just north of the covered bridge on Norrish Road off of Orange Street,…
Carroll County

Arnold's Bike Shop

831 W Main St
Thomson, IL 61285
Located near the Great River Bike Trail.  We specialize in designing and building recumbent bicycles and tricycles. We also sell…
Ogle County

Carnation Park

1 Webster St
Oregon, IL 61061
Carnation Park is part of the Oregon Park District and consists of approximately 5.5 acres along the scenic Rock River.…
Lee County

Green River Cyclery

205 E 1st St
Dixon, IL 61021
We offer repairs, overhauling and selling of used bikes and as a special service for those who can’t manage to…
Lee County

Amboy Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

US Rt 52 & Mormon Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
The Amboy Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is 272 acre of wetlands offering a rare and fragile ecosystem, which includes endangered turtles…
Ogle County
If you like biking, then you are going to LOVE Oregon! As the trailhead to a wide variety of rides,…
Whiteside County

Mead's Bike Shop

414 Locust St
Sterling, IL 61081
Mead's Bike Shop is the largest premier retail bike store in the area; we have three full time and two…
Whiteside County

Big Bend State Fish & Wildlife Area

12010 Vandamme Rd
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Located in Whiteside County, 4 miles west of Prophetstown, Big Bend contains 1,188 acres. It's open for hunting, hiking, and…
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