Exploring Matthiessen State Park with the Family

When I was planning our visit to the Starved Rock area, I kept hearing great things about Matthiessen State Park. Some people even said that they preferred Matthiessen over Starved Rock. Well, that was enough to pique my curiosity -- we just had to check it out...
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A Family Fun Stay at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Starved Rock

Last weekend we ventured to the Starved Rock area where we spent some time reconnecting and unwinding. (Read about our hiking adventure here.)  Our home base was Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort located right across the street from Starved Rock State Park - literally....
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Family Hiking at Starved Rock State Park

Just last weekend, we did a family first - we went hiking! We couldn't have picked a better area for our first family hike - Starved Rock State Park in central Illinois. I heard that Starved Rock is Illinois' #1 attraction and after our visit, I could totally see why....
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Exploring Matthiessen State Park with the Family

When I was planning our visit to the Starved Rock area, I kept hearing great things about Matthiessen State Park. Some people even said that they preferred Matthiessen over Starved Rock. Well, that was enough to pique my curiosity -- we just had to check it out...

Family Hiking at Starved Rock State Park

Just last weekend, we did a family first - we went hiking! We couldn't have picked a better area for our first family hike - Starved Rock State Park in central Illinois. I heard that Starved Rock is Illinois' #1 attraction and after our visit, I could totally see why....

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