Illinois Beach State Park: North Unit Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Zion, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
The 4,160-acre park, consisting of two separate areas, offers ample opportunities for swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, camping and just appreciating nature. More than 650 species of plants have been recorded in the dunes area alone, including dozens of types of colorful wildflowers. Prickly pear cactus thrives in large colonies in the dry areas, and the wet prairies are carpeted with a wide variety of grasses and sedges. Large expanses of marsh in the swales support dense stands of cattail, bluejoint grass, prairie cordgrass, reed grass, big bluestem and sedges. The sandy ridges are crowned by black oak forests with an open, savanna-like appearance.
Great, Beautiful Lake County at it's best!
Not pet friendly, Beach Is OK kinda dirty and always packed on weekends, but all in all fun with friends! :)
Trails were in great condition and picnic shelter areas were perfect for our afternoon away. We were hoping to explore more but brought our dog and found most of the park was not pet friendly.