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    I’m not sure if I love or hate this idea. On the one hand I’d like to take the family out for a picnic… on the other hand, I’d rather take the family out for a hike.

    A paradox.

    Anyway, around here the best spot for easy access and a clearing in the woods would probably be Shabbona Park, or even Lake Shabbona – which is surprisingly nice in the spring and summer – just have to watch out for goose poop.

    #914

    The river area at starved rock is nice, plus it’s easy acces to trails for those who want to hike. Best of both worlds

    #945

    Kick butt – we’ll check that out. I can’t even imagine what it’s like out by you.

    #946

    Yeah, there are Park grills there and picknick tables, as well as a playground. On a side note, there is a boat ramp, and at times the river is good walleye and smallmouth fishing.

    It is incredible out here, but don’t take starved rock for granted. There are only 13 miles of trails, but all 18 canyons, as well as the butte are all within that short spans. It makes really great hiking when everything is so close together.

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