Inspirations for Your Trip to Shawnee Forest Country

Enjoy the slower side of life while enjoying the beauty in every season in Southernmost Illinois. From a breezy day at one of our famous Wineries to a calming hike in the sunshine through the forest, or  foggy kayak through historical Cypress roots. Check out the activities to do while you are in Shawnee Forest Country!

Find an Event

Find out what's going on in Southernmost Illinois with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sports, and more. Get out and explore!

Attractions

Shawnee Forest Country has a little something for everyone along our trails. You’ll never be at a loss for what to do next in Southernmost Illinois. We offer plenty to do for families, friends, couples, history buffs and art connoisseurs.

Outdoors

With magnificent state parks, ancient rock formations, lush forests, 403 miles of trails for hiking and biking, waterfalls, and mighty rivers, make Shawnee Forest Country is your playground. Shawnee National Forest is a Midwest destination unlike any other. 

Drink

The state’s original five wineries have blossomed to over 100 wineries and 450 vineyards. Find wineries and breweries throughout Shawnee Forest Country in Southernmost Illinois.

Shop

Discover the artisans and curators of clothing, jewelry, collectibles, specialty items, gifts and more. Take time to browse our charming shops and boutiques that are scattered throughout Shawnee Forest Country.

Eat

Enjoy a bite to eat nestled in Shawnee Forest Country. From five-star fine dining restaurants to gourmet brews and world famous BBQ. You can find the right flavor, ambiance and style to satisfy all your cravings in Southernmost Illinois.

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