Lake Shabbona State Park is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Shabbona, IL and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
It is a beautiful lake. Prairie flowers are gorgeous. Some of the paths are nothing fancy- but still nice if you just need to connect to nature. Kids like chasing milkweed seeds come late late fall or the few left in early spring there. Huge open spaces to enjoy the view.
It is mostly grassy trail that has hills and lower ground level trails . Its absolutely beautiful here beautiflies of every color lives there. Its also a bird watching aviary which is cool. Deer hunting season begins in October so no hiking allowed.