Matthiessen State Park is a wonderful place to hike throughout the year. The next few photos are from a recent hike there.
This is the companion to my previous post. Both were taken at the Apple Store on 5th Ave. in New York City.
Here is another shot of a bridge that I like hiking to. I would like to climb the stair to the right of that tower. Let’s go!
I enjoy taking a hike to this bridge over the Illinois River. You walk along the tracks that slice between corn fields, trees, and high voltage towers. Shhhhh… don’t tell anyone, but my goal is to climb those stairs…… shhhhh…..
I posted a similar picture of this location here. There are two beautiful state parks about 50 minutes west of us: Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. This was taken at Matthiessen. We are experiencing the coldest winter here in Chicago since….well… since the beginning of recorded time, but I did enjoy the cold hike on the day this was taken. I would be interested to know which one of the two you prefer. Have a wonderful weekend!
The Chicago Field Museum is worth visiting for its exhibits and opportunities for learning, as well as for the grandeur of its architecture and the sheer size of the building.
I posted an image of this bridge here. This is a favorite destination on a hike that features the I & M Canal, and a train tracks. The bridge spans the Illinois River and I think it would be cool to climb those stairs…. it would also probably break some local ordinance or law! So… why not??