If you are looking for a day of hiking that includes waterfalls, amazing river views, fall colors, and multiple overlooks, then head to central Illinois.
Starved Rock State Park, is less than 2 hours from Chicago has nearly 20 canyons to explore. Some of the most popular are Wildcat and French Canyon. With 13 miles of trails, you can pack more than a day of hiking in.
The park also includes trolley tours, river cruises, and more. Lodging and camping are available at the park and there is also a Hilton hotel nearby in Peru.
Makes for the perfect socially distant weekend to enjoy fall colors.