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The Best in Tent Camping

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Join us Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. as John Schirle presents some of the fascinating and diverse places to explore in outdoor Illinois. John is from Decatur, Illinois, and is the author of Best Tent Camping: Illinois, 2nd edition, published in 2018 by Menasha Ridge Press. Over the years he’s explored venues all across the state. He’ll present material from his book, as well as other outdoor guides he uses and recommends.

Copies of John’s book will also be available for purchase at the event for $14 each (cash or check only, please).

Exploring Outdoor Illinois

We who live in the Prairie State know that Illinois is more than Chicago and cornfields.  There are forests, rivers, lakes, bluffs, prairies, and hills (if not quite mountains) to explore. But where would you go to
• hike rocky canyons?
• watch the sunset across a scenic, still lake?
• view wildflowers in the spring?
• look down from one of the few remaining firetowers in the state?
• kayak the state’s only nationally designated wild & scenic river?
• find the state’s tallest trees sheltered in old-growth woods?
• hunt for centuries-old Native American petroglyphs?
• camp beneath the stars at the state’s highest campground?
• spot migrating timber rattlers, copperheads, and cottonmouths?

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