10906 Kickapoo Park Rd., Oakwood Illinois 61858
The Middle Fork River (of the Vermilion River
) is the anchor for the Middle Fork SFWA which is located in eastern Illinois in central Vermilion County
about 10 miles northwest of Danville
. The river is the first Illinois waterway to be included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Canoeing is very popular along the river's length, which winds through a mixture of forests and prairies. Forest and upland game hunting are also popular at the 2,700-acre site. Horseback riding on 35 miles of trails is available.
Hunters have a choice of game including coyote, deer (bow, firearm or muzzleloader), dove, opossum, pheasant (cock), quail, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel and wild turkey (fall archery and regular spring hunt).
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(West Lafayette) Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic
(Urbana) Champaign County Humane Society
(Crawfordsville) Crawfordsville Veterinary Clinic
(Arthur) Graham Veterinary Clinic
(Danville) Little Vermilion River State Nat. Area
(Oakwood) Middle Fork SFWA
10/15 Coming to The Oakwood area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.