Come experience a great family friendly atmosphere in secluded rural Carroll county. The Eagle Point Horseback Riding Stable offers Quarter Horses, ponies and Quarter ponies available for riding. Enjoy the 4 to 5 mile trail. It's a nice ride, not rough just a little hilly.
Enjoy a leisurely ride or take a private lesson. Lessons are available at a reasonable cost for beginners and experienced riders. Learn the basics of handling a horse, with individual attention in a beautiful setting. The owners have been operating this facility since 1982.
Reservations are required.
The Nachusa Grasslands, owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy, has more than 2,000 acres featuring more than 700 native prairie plant species, as well as many important birds, insects and reptiles. The bluestern prairie, grasslands, rolling hills and oak savannas make this a paradise for photographers, hikers and bird watchers.
The Hennepin Canal Feeder (on the National Register of Historic Places) extends from Rock Falls to Sheffield IL. The Hennepin Canal Feeder opens the door to the parkway with miles of bike and hiking paths, canoeing, fishing and historical sites along the way. At the mouth of the feeder is Rock Falls' Hydroelectic Plant completed in 1988 and is the first such constructed in Illinois since 1927.
Enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing and soak in the beauty of this manmade wonder.
This 50 acre park is the largest and most developed of all the Rock Fall parks, named in honor of Rock Falls' 100th anniversary.There is something for everyone in this beautifully maintained jewel in the center of town.Let the little tykes enjoy climbing on uniquely designed playground equipment in Storybook Village; play a game of tennis; baseball, soccer, flag football or simply toss the Frisbee. It's a great place for a family or school reunion...or a simple Sunday get together with friends or family in one of several large pavilions.
Summers are filled withcheers on the three baseball diamonds, complete with concessions and restrooms. Anglers enjoy fishing or paddleboatingand two pedestrian footbridges connect the park to the footpath along the Hennepin Feeder Canal State Park.
If you like history, enjoy the Little Red Schoolhouse and historical museum, or the Red Caboose, an Antique Rock Island Line. Both of these are available to tour, but by appointment only.
Come one, come all...you don't want to miss the fun.
"Aqua golf, rolling log, trampoline, rock and slide, go-cart track, water and beach volleyball, fun for the whole family"
"Boat ramp provides access to the Sinnissippi Lake area of the Rock River. This location also provides dock fishing, sheltered picnic areas, parking for boat trailers, restrooms and an excellent view of the river from the Kiwanis Pavilion. It is adjacent to the beginning of the Hennepin Feeder Canal."
"Baseball diamonds, pavilion, basketball court, playground equipment and restrooms; situated along the Hennepin Canal."
The Bickelhaupt Arboretum is a nationally recognized, 14-1cre outdoor museum of select-labeled trees, shrubs, ground cover, perennials and annuals and features one of the top garden conifer collections in the country. It also includes native prairie grasses, flowering trees, shrub roses, wildflowers and ornamental shrubs, as well as Stout Metal daylilies, Monarch Watch Butterfly station, American Hosta Society National Display Garden, bird haven and herb garden.
A beautiful and peaceful area to observe the beauty of nature. Hike along the foot trails observing birds, wildlife and their natural habitats. Remember to take memories, but leave only foot prints. Animals allowed, but must be leashed at all times.
The area consists of two major cover types. The uplands (approximately 250 acres) is sandy soil with fields bordered by tree lines. The bottom lands (2088 acres) is flat, interspersed with native grassland, tree plantings and tracts of woods. There are several small wetlands and marshes, and two oxbows totaling 96 acres of water. Annual food patches are scattered over the area. Fields of sunflower, corn, and soybeans are planted and rows along the edges are left standing through the winter.
The largest corn maze in Northwestern Illinois! A great family fun outing, sure to challenge even the best navigator! Enjoy the beautiful terraced gardens, the corn-crib restaurant, the gift shop and more! Hayrack rides and bonfires are available by reservation ... bring your family or group outing and come get lost in the field!
Just minutes away from I-88 East or West - Take Exit 36 and look for the signs!
Hours and prices subject to change - call for information.
A beautiful place for a wedding too with 3 1/2 acre terraced Gardens.