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Fall Colors at Starved Rock State Park. Click here for a video tour of the park!

Please join us for a very special outing to Starved Rock State Park on Saturday, October 20 to enjoy autumn colors at their peak! We will leave church promptly at 10 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. There will be two groups, one for more leisurely walking, the other for a little faster, more challenging hiking. It will be a two-hour drive but well worth the trip. We will stop for lunch at Nonie’s Bakery and Cafe in Utica before starting our hike.

Starved Rock State Park is a wilderness area on the Illinois River in the U.S. state of Illinois. It’s known for its steep sandstone canyons formed by glacial meltwater. Several, including the St. Louis, French and Wildcat canyons, have waterfalls. A wooded trail leads to Lover’s Leap Overlook, with views of the river and Starved Rock Dam. Park wildlife includes white-tailed deer, bald eagles, and migratory birds. We will be fortunate to be able to enjoy it during peak season for fall colors.


Date: Saturday, October 20

Where: Starved Rock State Park

Address: 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348

Transportation: Depart in carpools from Kenilworth Union Church at 10 a.m. or meet at the Visitor’s Center at 1:45 p.m.

Lunch: Nonie’s Bakery & Cafe, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Hike & Explore: 2 to 4 p.m.

RSVP: Respond by Tuesday, October 16 by clicking here and indicate your carpool needs.

Driving Instructions:

If you have questions, please contact Carol Berry or Liz Dickey.