Fall Colors Road Trip
LaSalle County features some of the State’s best scenic drives and outdoor activities for soaking in the changing season. Here are three must see sight-seeing opportunities for your next Fall Color trip!
Guided Hike or Trolley Tour at Starved Rock State Park:
Starved Rock offers seasonal guided hikes, lead by experienced naturalists. These experts will take you to some of the best Fall color photo-ops throughout the park on a mild one-hour group hike. The park also offers trolley tours, for those who’d like the see the leaves without having to hike into the park.
LaSalle County offers some wonderful boutique shopping opportunities to get you out and about during the Fall, like Ottawa’s tree-lined shopping district and historic downtown Streator. LaSalle’s shopping district is located just a short walk away from the I&M Canal, while Utica is just a stone’s throw from Starved Rock State Park.
The 15-mile stretch of canal that runs from Ottawa to LaSalle is one of the best bicycling destinations in the entire state. You’ll pass three historic towns and astounding fall scenery. Best of all, you no longer need to bring your own bike to explore the trail, simply reserve an app-powered rental bike outside LaSalle’s Lock 16 Visitors Center!
Tip: Follow the Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s Starved Rock Facebook Page, for frequent updates on the Fall Colors.