Fullersburg Woods and Salt Creek on New Year’s Eve 2017


Rock Cut State Park on Mother’s Day Eve Day

Most Illinoisans drive to Wisconsin for lakes and woods but Rock Cut State Park just north of Rockford provides a fine experience of both without even leaving the Prairie State.

My family – from both sides of the state line – celebrated an early Mother’s Day at the park today with a picnic, hiking, games, an unauthorized swim, and lots of nature sightings including a pair of loons, bald eagles, and a very large frog.

Both the lake and the surrounding woods and prairie are large enough to give a good sense of getting away without having to go very far. I highly recommend this park.