These experts on Dayton Bluffs will be able to provide background on the many artifacts that have been discovered at the park, the history of the pioneer cemetery located just to the north of the preserve, the glacial formations that carved out the region, and the ongoing restoration efforts that have turned a disused tract of land into one of Starved Rock Country's best natural attractions.
Dayton Bluffs can be found at 2997 Illinois Route 71, just north of Ottawa. The wilderness area can be explored from sunup to sundown, seven days a week. Come soak in the scenery, and catch glimpses of wildlife including deer, as well as turkey, bald eagles and dozens of other types of birds fluttering in the prairies and woodlands.
No preregistration is required, and smaller groups are encouraged. Hikers should wear masks and practice proper social distancing while on the trails and in the parking lot.
For more information, head to theconservationfoundation.org and click the "explore" tab.
Dayton Bluffs Preserve
Marseilles, IL 61341