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Explore the Shawnee National Forest and enjoy the largest, most diverse natural treasure in Illinois. Major highways head to southern Illinois where you will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the midwest.

Relax and drive one of three National Scenic Byways and revel in its beauty and wildlife, especially during the fall color season. Go birding, horseback riding, hunting or fishing. Enjoy photography, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and swimming. Try boating, canoeing, camping, mushroom hunting, berry picking, and more. Delight in the abundance of wildlife.

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Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration (GD) a few miles south Carbondale. This region in southern Illinois is not only in the path of the 2017 eclipse, but also the 2024 eclipse, making it a unique location for being able to perform observations of both eclipses from the same location.

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Saline’s Top 5

With so many things to see and do in Saline County it’s hard to pick just five. Set out on your own adventure and discover your top five things to do while you’re here. Visit Saline County : the Gateway to the Shawnee National Forest and a whole lot more!