Love exploring the countryside? Savor Fall and Cool Nights
You have only autumn left to enjoy Henry County’s beauty and rural recreation activities!
Savor the sun on the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, a 104.5 mile linear tree-lined waterway and a multi-purpose trail. Bicycling and hiking enthusiasts enjoy the multi-purpose trail which is a link in the American Discovery Trail, a 6,800-mile, coast-to-coast trail devoted to non-motorized use. It is also part of the Grand Illinois Trail, a 535-mile loop through northern Illinois. Explore history, savor the local food scene, meet the locals, and make new friends. Fishermen will delight in the bluegill, crappie, walleye, and bass. Hike at your own pace, admiring the wildlife, prairies, and nature.
Enjoy a lazy Indian summer picnic amidst the giant oaks at Johnson Sauk Trail State Park and explore the fall colors and cool nights. The park is a popular pheasant, squirrel, and dove hunting destination. Reservations are encouraged. A fisherman’s paradise is the 58-acre lake with two and half miles of shoreline full of opportunity.
Traveling the back roads, bicycle enthusiasts connecting with charming communities that showcase old-fashioned charm. Swap notes with fellow birders or play disc-golf at one of the many community parks in Henry County. Savor the laid-back warm welcome as you sleep under the stars in one of the seven different campgrounds and over 500 campsites Henry County offers. Sleep in cabins or even a yurt for your next outdoor adventure.