Local teacher creates Outdoor Play Website

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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! 

Peoria Area News Articles

Fat Biking in Central Illiniois

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

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 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. 

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

Ben Mangelsdorf on Proud Mary (V9) at The Beach, Southern Illinois. Photo: Aidan Welby.

  Ben Mangelsdorf on Proud Mary (V9) at The Beach, Southern Illinois. Photo: Aidan Welby. 


An Ode to Midwest Bouldering


Why the boulders of America’s Midwest still captivate him from across the world.

Journal Star article of Donovan Park fatbiking outing

Metamora native Allen Schadle writes article in Rock and Ice Magazine

Journal Star article of Donovan Park fatbiking outing

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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 now open for hikes

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

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Rocky Glen park in Peoria is officially open. Check out the  link below to read more about the grand opening. 

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

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Click below to read about the announcement of the new rock climbing gym being built in the warehouse district. 

National Geographic article on Peoria

Announcement of new rock climbing gym in Peoria

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

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Check out the link below to read about a National Geographic article detailing Peoria as an adventure town. 

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

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Here's an article that was featured in the local paper talking about plans on making the Peoria area more bike friendly. 

Peoria local featured in Outside Magazine

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

Outdoors Resort Planned for Spring Bay area

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Great article about Peoria native, and fellow high school classmate,  Andy Weinberg! Check it out

Outdoors Resort Planned for Spring Bay area

Article on Peoria becoming more bike friendly

Outdoors Resort Planned for Spring Bay area

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Plans were just announced for a new 4 season outdoor recreational facility catering to campers, kayakers, canoers, fishermen and more in Spring Bay!