If cabin fever hasn't hit you yet, then you're a rare breed. Personally, I've found getting out in nature one of the few ways to stay sane during lockdown. It's a great way to get exercise, be outdoors, and stay safe right now.

And now we've got more options for our outdoor adventures! Starved Rock State Park will reopen a number of trails that have been closed due to damage done during severe weather earlier in August.

Here's a list of trails that reopened according to WIFR -

  • Starved Rock
  • Lover’s Leap Overlook
  • Eagle Cliff Overlook
  • Beehive Overlook
  • Sandstone Point Overlook
  • French Canyon
  • Pontiac Canyon
  • Wildcat Canyon
  • Basswood Canyon
  • Lonetree Canyon
  • Aurora Canyon
  • Sac Canyon
  • Kickapoo Canyon
  • St. Louis Canyon
  • Illinois Canyon

Here's the trails that will remain closed -

  • Council Overhang
  • Hennepin Canyon/Hennepin Canyon Overlook
  • Kaskaskia Canyon
  • Ottawa Canyon
  • Owl Canyon and Overlook
  • Hidden Canyon
  • La Salle Canyon
  • Tonty Canyon

Ready to plan your trip? Here's some details regarding how the park's regulations have changed during COVID-19 -

Visitors to Starved Rock State Park are reminded to take all necessary health precautions when visiting state sites, including bringing with them face coverings in case social distancing cannot be achieved as well as hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol, according to the state.

Also a pro-tip if you plan on making a trip to the trails - Arrive early as Starved Rock State Park is closed to additional visitors when parking lots reach capacity.

Happy hiking! For all the details you can check out Starved Rock State Park's website.

H/T WIFR

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