Congrats to a local teacher, Julie Robinson, who has created a great website (www.LocalOpal.org )helping detail all of the outdoor activities and options in central Illinois. Below is a link to an article about her and the site she created. Her spot deserves the top honor on this page due to the incredible amount of detail and places she's collected to visit in the area. Check out her site today!
Nice article about fat biking in central Illinois. While we don't have a lot of sandy beaches, fat biking can make biking in the snow and sometimes softer dirt a blast-as well as a year round event.
Ben Mangelsdorf on Proud Mary (V9) at The Beach, Southern Illinois. Photo: Aidan Welby.
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Just a few pics in the Journal Star about an impromptu fatbiking outing after one of the first snow falls of 2020.
Rocky Glen park in Peoria is officially open. Check out the link below to read more about the grand opening.
Click below to read about the announcement of the new rock climbing gym being built in the warehouse district.
Check out the link below to read about a National Geographic article detailing Peoria as an adventure town.
Here's an article that was featured in the local paper talking about plans on making the Peoria area more bike friendly.
Great article about Peoria native, and fellow high school classmate, Andy Weinberg! Check it out
Plans were just announced for a new 4 season outdoor recreational facility catering to campers, kayakers, canoers, fishermen and more in Spring Bay!