Field Trips & Family Fun

 

NATIONAL PARKS FREE ADMISSION DAYS
http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

CAHFT (Chicago Area Homeschool Field Trips)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CAHFT/

Carlyle Lake
Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Golfing
20100 Hazlet Park Rd.
Carlyle, IL 62231
618-594-3015
http://www.carlylelake.com/

Cave-In-Rock State Park
Exploring Caves, Hiking, Lodging, Scenic
#1 New State Park Rd. Box 338
Cave-In-Rock, IL 62919
618-289-4325
https://www.stateparks.com/cave-in-rock_state_park_in_illinois.html

Fairs – Illinois County and State schedules from June – September
https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Fairs/CountyFairs/Pages/Default.aspx
https://www2.illinois.gov/statefair/Pages/default.aspx

Field Trip Factory–FREE planning site
http://www.fieldtripfactory.com/

Fort Massac State Park
Explore the replica 1802 American Fort, Artifacts, Military Items
1308 E. 5th St.
Metropolis, IL 62960
618-524-4712
https://stateparks.com/fort_massac.html

Garden of the Gods
Hiking Trails

Off Hwy. 34
Karbers Ridge, IL 62955
618-287-2201
http://www.backpackcamp.com/GardenOfTheGods.html

Environmental Education Center
2405 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN 46325
Phone: (219)853-2420
M-F 8:30a-4:30p
http://www.lcswmd.com/
The ReUz room (inside this building) has tons of free arts and craft supplies.
https://www.lcswmd.com/education/reuz-room/
Field Trips offered
https://www.lcswmd.com/education/schedule-a-field-trip/

Pick-Your-Own-Fruit Farms

www.pickyourown.org

Rend Lake Visitor Center
Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Golfing, etc.

12220 Rend City Rd.
Benton, IL 62812
618-724-2493
http://www.rendlake.com/

Shawnee National Forest
Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climing
50 Hwy. 145 South
Harrisburg, IL 62946
618-253-7114
800-MY-WOODS (699-6637)
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/shawnee/recreation/activities/

Will County Forest Preserves in IL
http://www.reconnectwithnature.org/calendar