INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING
Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:
Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:
Welcome to Midewin!
As the largest public open space in northeastern Illinois, Midewin offers experiences of vastness and solitude unavailable elsewhere. The goal of recreation management at Midewin is to provide opportunities for long distance trails without interruption by public roads, and opportunities to experience prairie ecosystems and view grassland wildlife. Development of recreation trails and features at Midewin is an on-going process. There are many miles of trails available at Midewin for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. Nonmotorized recreational activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also welcome in the winter when there is enough snow on the ground.
To view activies available by location please click Find An Area in the box to the right. To view each activity specifically click the desired activity to the left.
There are no overnight camping facilities at Midewin. Nearby campgrounds are located at: