The smell of pumpkin, crisp air and apple pie is engulfing Illinois this fall. Make the most of the beauty by visiting these popular parks.

My favorite thing to do is watch the leaves change color. When my sweetie and I first started dating, our favorite thing to do was get hot chocolate, go to a park and take a nice walk under the trees.

Here are some of my favorite parks to visit in the fall:

Lowden State Park - Oregon, IL

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Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park - Atkinson, IL

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Castle Rock State Park - Oregon, IL

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Argyle Lake State Park - Colchester, IL

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Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park - Lena, IL

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Starved Rock - Utica, IL

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Shabbona Lake State Park - Shabbona, IL

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There are so many parks that you can visit during the fall time. Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to see more in your area.