Autumn is a beautiful time of year to visit Moraine Hills, State Park. The leaves change colors, the air is crisp and fresh, and the hillsides are alive with color. One of the highlights of autumn at Moraine Hills State Park in Bull Valley, Illinois, is that you can see many varieties of trees change color over just a few weeks. Moraine Hills State Park is a great place to visit in the fall. The colors of autumn leaves are beautiful on the trees, and there are some ravines with small lakes that make for excellent pictures. Moraine Hills has more than nine miles of trails, making it a good option if you want to get out and stretch your legs after spending all day at work. There’s also an observation tower where you can check out views from above Bull Valley, Illinois. Information can be found here.
October is the best time of year to hike, camp, and explore at Moraine Hills State Park. The leaves are colorful, the air crisp, and there’s no better way to spend a weekend morning or afternoon than walking among trees with their changing colors against a backdrop of small lakes. It’s nature at its most beautiful! There are two places you can enter into this state park – one on Ridge Road off McHenry County Highway 22A (a mile south of US 14) that has an entrance fee ($20 per vehicle) but gives access to all areas, including Big Rock Lake where they have canoe rentals in season; or another entry point with no entrance fee available at the edge of Crystal Lake off US 14. This entry point has shorter trails and is great for a quick hike but does not have all the amenities you find further from Ridge Road. See here for information about Enjoy Lakewood Forest Preserve in Bull Valley, Illinois: Fishing and Biking.