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Apple River Canyon State Park

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With its massive limestone cliffs, deep ravines, and timbered hills, Apple River Canyon State Park credits its rugged good looks to centuries of erosion. Not quite 300 acres in size, it's tucked into the extreme northwest corner of Illinois, south of the village of Apple River.

Location: 8763 E. Canyon Rd., Apple River Illinois 61001 Telephone 815-745-3302

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Apple River) Apple River Canyon State Park
(Oregon) Castle Rock State Park
(Lena) Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park
(Oregon) Lowden State Park
(Savanna) Mississippi Palisades State Park
(Mt. Morris) White Pines Forest State Park

12/11 Coming to The Apple River area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
Prairie Arts Festival Schaumburg IL May25-26 Over 140 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters - artists of every sort - will display their work outdoors on the landscaped grounds. Entertainment on three stages, a food court, children's art activities, as well as free parking and free admission round out the event.