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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…
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

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. …
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

Hennepin Feeder Canal Parkway

209 Emmons Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
The Hennepin Canal Parkway Feeder covers 5,400 acres and extends from Rock Falls to Sheffield IL. The Hennepin Canal Feeder…
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…
Whiteside County
Boats of all kinds from small canoes to tugs pushing huge strings of barges pass through these locks located on…
Carroll County

Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center

7071 Riverview Rd
Thomson, IL 61285
The Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center promotes environmental education and the conservation of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Conveniently located…
Whiteside County

Prophetstown State Park

Riverside Drive
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Prophetstown State Park/Recreation area, along the south bank of the Rock River, is a scenic and historic area offering a variety of recreational facilities. The…
Carroll County
55,000 total acres: fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, boat launches and wildlife/bird observation area. Don't miss the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center…

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    November 23, 2018
    If you know me, you know I love alpacas. When I found out that there was an Alpaca Ranch in Prophetstown, I knew I had to visit. The Deitrick's Alpaca Ranch is a 50-acre farm surrounded by corn, hay, and bean country down the backroads from Prophetstown. It felt like…
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