From farms to world class archeological sites to water parks, visitors will find lots to enjoy in Southwestern Illinois.
1725 S. Broadway | Breese, IL 62230
Within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area, there's excellent fishing and migratory bird watching for outdoor enthusiasts. A two-lane boat ramp, camping and picnic facilities are nearby.
IL 4 | Baldwin, IL 62217
Pick fresh berries, peaches, apples and pumpkins for fresh produce and baked goods.
471 Jasper Rd. | Centralia, IL
Check the calendar for major events like the annual St. Clair County Fair, huge craft shows, and monthly flea markets.
200 South Belt East | Belleville, IL 62221
Asphalt Trail that will eventually make up the Metro East Bike Trail.
| Belleville, IL
Blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and eggplant are specialties.
2765 Turkey Hill Ln. | Belleville, IL
Peruse Breese's history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet spot for rest and reflection.
496 N. Second Street | Breese, IL
The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover's playground.
Visitors Center, 801 Lake Road | Carlyle, IL
11717 State Route 127 | Carlyle, IL 62231
This 19-mile asphalt/oil & chip trail offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Clark Bridge while running along the river and canal, from Russel Commons Park in Alton to 20th Street in Granite City.
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Six-mile trail on Chouteau Island along the levee. Trail runs from Chain of Rocks Road south to the southernmost tip of the Island.
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Home of the largest pick-your-own orchard operation in the U.S. There is an extensive greenhouse, restaurant, Country Store and fruits and vegetables to pick in season.
Greenmount Rd at IL 15 | Belleville, IL 62221
Come see this 60, 000 ft. facility with indoor and outdoor fields for gymnastics, soccer, basketball, volleyball or almost any sport.
2346 Mascoutah Ave | Belleville, IL 62220
Find berries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies, seasonal flowers and bedding plants.
4370 Rock Castle Rd. | Steeleville, IL
Pick strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and enjoy activities for families.
Rt 371/2 mi south of Dix | Dix, IL
Located across from Village Hall, this trail consists of asphalt surface and extends 1 mile through the Green Space North Conservancy Area and connects to the Nickel Plate Trail.
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This is an interactive farm with pick-your-own peaches, apples and annual events.
11477 Pocahontas Rd. | Marine, IL 62061
This 13-mile asphalt trail offers a variety of natural landscapes while passing neighborhoods and institutions including SIUE. The trail begins at Bryant Street in Edwardsville and ends at Mockingbird Lane in Granite City.
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Shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts and antiques from September thru December. Mini corn maze and pumpkin picking for the kids.
5483 State Rte 154 | Red Bud, IL
During October, go visit Relleke Farms in Granite City and enjoy the continual fall festival with straw bales mazes, pumkins, and great food. It is a truly wonderful place to enjoy fall.
Sand Prairie Lane | Granite City, IL
You can find berries, apples, peaches, pears and watermelon in season.
1941 Copple Rd. | Centralia, IL
The college has two gyms: the Varsity and Intramural which can accommodate up to three basketball or volleyball courts at once. The property features one baseball and one softball diamond and a full size soccer field.
2500 Carlyle Ave | Belleville, IL
The Henry White Farm was donated to the Illinois Department of Agriculture in 1988. Here visitors can see examples fo prairie land, wetlands, reforestation, and crop research.
2031 Mascoutah Avenue | Belleville, IL
1499 Golf Course Drive | Belleville, IL 62220
300 Tricentenial Drive | Cahokia, IL 62206
Indoor and outdoor archery ranges and full service pro shop.
7224 Townhall Rd | Belleville, IL
The only pecan grove/orchard in Illinois. In season November through January.
10101 Slant Road | Carlyle, IL 62231
The Marina is a year-round facility for large and small boats located on the southwest end of Carlyle Lake. Designed for your family's enjoyment with safe, clean facilities complying with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations, while satisfying the boater's needs. It is ideally situated for a complete variety of water sports from sailing to fishing to just lounging at your campsite or on the beach.
14222 Lake Road | Carlyle, IL
The Park's 45 acres are home to some of the area's best ball diamonds. The lighted complex has batting cages, concessions and grandstand seating for 300.
341 Citizens Park | Belleville, IL
300 Goalby Drive | Belleville, IL 62221