Day Trips

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.


union county grapes on a vine

Hiking & Winery Day

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.

shawnee forest inspiration point

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.

main street anna illinois

Shopping Day

If you’re looking for something indoors, then a day spent crusing the town might be a best fit. Union County is home to some of the best local shops, boutiques, artisans, and activities the area has to offer. And, we’ve added in stops to enjoy some great treats along the way!


Heritage Day

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 visiting a historic local library. Next, take a trip over to St. Anne’s, built in 1886, and visit an important place in history.  Finish off your day at the Heritage House.

shawnee forest view

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 most popular hiking and recreational locations.

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

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