Right across the street from Buffalo Rock State Park, you'll find a convenient access point to Starved Rock Country's second recently re-opened park, The I&M Canal State Trail!
Stretching from Peru, IL to the fringe of Chicago, this canal turned scenic recreational trail is an incredibly popular spot to take a bike ride or a quick hike. The linear nature of the trail, and it's wide path, make it ideal for maintaining social distance while enjoying some time outside. If the Buffalo Rock Canal Parking Lot is full, don't worry! You can hop on the trail in neighboring Utica, Ottawa or LaSalle.
For more information Buffalo Rock State Park, visit: www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Pages/BuffaloRock.aspx
For more information on The I&M Canal State Trail, visit: iandmcanal.org
Buffalo Rock State Park
1300 North 27th Road
Ottawa, IL 61350