Day Trips

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What can you do in a day? Let us show you.

With so many activities in the communities of Union County, it may be hard to know how to spend your time exploring.

We’ve put together some suggested day trips to help you on your journey through Union County, IL.

Hike With Winery

Start your day off with some of the finest coffee in the area. Next, you can take a short drive to one of the most popular natural attractions in the state. Once you’ve had your breath taken away from the wonders of the Shawnee National Forest, you can head over to some of Union County’s best restaurants and wineries.

union county grapes on a vine

Hiking Day

Kick the day off at one of the most popular natural attractions in the Midwest. Next, take a drive over to one of the area’s state parks’.  After that, you can head over and do some rock climbing. If you have any more energy we welcome you to check out two more of Union County’s most popular hiking and recreation destinations.

shawnee forest inspiration point

Shopping Day

If you’re not the outdoorsy type then a day spent crusing the town might be a best fit. Union County is home to some of the best local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and activities the area has to offer.

union county square

Farm/ Barn Tours (Seasonal)

Union County is home to many of the areas’ finest farms and orchards.

Start the day at a lavender farm. Nex,t drive over to a popular orachrd filled with beatiful landscape (depending on the season). Then, you can visit one of the areas’s best apple orachrds. After that, check out a local certified organic farm. Finally, end your day at a local restaurant.

shawnee forest trail


Union County is not only surrounded by natural beauty. The area also offers a multitude of destinations and activities for all who are curious about the history of Union County.

Begin your day at a local pastry shop. Followed by one of the local libraries. Next, take a trip over to a chruch. Then, see a historic political site. Finish off your day at the Heritage House.

shawnee forest trail

Road Trips

Union County is a premier destination for those who like to “see the sights”. The area is home to some of the Country’s popular hiking and recerational locations.

Kick the day off at the local refuge. Next, head over to a close by state park. Then, crusie up to the famous Inspiration Pointe.  After your long hike check out a local religious site. Finally, end your day off at Giant City State Park.


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