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Take A Hike!

If you haven’t been winter hiking in Southern Illinois, you should. We have very mild weather during the winter and it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside. There are no bugs on the trails, the crowds are very thin, the … Continue reading

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Exploring the Cache River Wetlands Area

Reprinted from Friends of the Cache Jan/Feb 2016 Newsletter. To find out more about the Friends, visit http://www.friendsofthecache.org    Heron Pond, near Belknap IL is a ‘must see’ in the Cache River Wetlands.  Belknap, in southern Johnson County, was originally … Continue reading

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Giant City is COOL!

  What can I say about winter, it’s cold (kind of), wet, muddy, and sometimes hard to get around in. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy the peace and quiet in the woods, see a multitude of vibrant and … Continue reading

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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Announces “Cheese-Not a Solo Act” a Wine & Food Pairing Progressive Tasting Event

The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail announces their fourth wine and food pairing event, “Cheese-Not a Solo Act” on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Is there anything more classic than the perfect wine paired with the right cheese?  Join us for a fun-filled weekend […]

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Hunting and Fishing in Southernmost Illinois

Whitetail deer, squirrels, rabbits, Geese, quail, ducks and wild turkeys are but a few reasons why hunting is so popular in the Shawnee National Forest. The Forest Service manages both forested and open land areas to provide habitat for a … Continue reading

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Winter Passport on the Wine Trail

January 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017 Winter is a great time to enjoy the slower, quieter side of Illinois wine country and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail has provided you with great incentives to do so.  Enjoy the excitement … Continue reading

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Christmas in Downtown Anna, IL.

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