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Located in the Heart of the Shawnee National Forest and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, you will want more than a day to experience Union County.
The Shawnee National Forest spans 289,000 acres between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. With an abudnance of hiking trails, bike paths, lakes and waterways, your next trip to Union County in Southern Illinois will keep you moving.
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Union County offers something for everyone. With our forests, wineries, orchards and unique shops, you can spend your days exploring the great outdoors, dining at great local restaurants, sipping local wines and browsing the goods made by local artisans. And, Union County boosts over 24 cabins and lodging accomodations, so you can make your visit a wonderful fun-packed vacation.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce team is pleased to provide you with some of our favorite places to visit during your stay.
Our day trip suggestions give you with all of the information you need so you can relax and take in the sights. Travel time, directions and location highlights at your fingertips.
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Union County, Illinois
Founded in 1818
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National Register of Historic Places
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Trail of Tears State Forest
Trail of Tears State Forest is situated in western Union County, five miles northwest of Jonesboro. The fire trails are open all year for hiking. There are hiking trails at Trail of Tears State Forest, including one designed for cross country running. Other trails pass through hills and valleys where one can appreciate the lush vegetation and abundant wildlife.
Cliff View Park
Located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail just outside of Alto Pass, Cliff View Park is a must visit location that offers impressive views of the Shawnee Forest and Bald Knob Cross. The overlook is easy to access by a pull-off spot from Skyline Drive. Grab your camera and get ready to take some great photos from Cliff View Park!
LaRue-Pine Hills is one of the most unique areas in the world. As with many places in the Shawnee National Forest, the beauty we see today is rooted in geologic history. LaRue-Pine Hills it took millions of years to form its bedrock before nature’s erosive forces took over and created the 150-foot limestone bluffs that now rise out of the Mississippi floodplain.
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