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Video of our Southern Illinois cabins and area attractions

Area Attractions

Best Illinois Hiking shown below

Southern Illinois cabins in Shawnee  Forest near Garden of the Gods

Google Map of our Southern Illinois Cabins


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Rim Rock (Indian Wall) Picnic Area GPS Coordinates

37° 36' 8.76" N , 88° 16' 41.97" W


Distance From Our Cabins

Quick list of "What is there to do"   
Hiking:  Our Shawnee Forest cabins have a great private trail around the perimeter of our 77 acres.  Rim Rock is a beautiful trail (see below) directly across the road from our property.  Garden of the Gods is 7 miles away, Cave-in-Rock is 12 miles away, River to River Trail is 1/3 mile, designated Shawnee Forest trail 101 is directly behind our place and Bell Smith Springs is about 30 minutes away.  Glen O Jones Lake (Saline County Wildlife area) has four trails totaling about 9 miles. All the Illinois hiking you want is right here. Hike right off our place.  River to River Trail is 1/3 away with a connecting trail from the cabins.
Rim Rock Recreation Trail      trail map Adjacent to cabins
    Beautiful hiking trail.  Ties into Pounds Hollow Lake area and Beaver Trail (listed in Back Packers as one of 10 Great Hikes)                 fall photos   


Pounds Hollow Lake                                    photos 1 mile from cabins
   28 acre forest lake.  Fishing, swimming beach, hiking  
Video of Garden of the Gods and surrounding area  -   30 minute 4 county area around cabins
   Excellent video of what you will see near  our Southern Illinois cabins - talks about many of attractions listed  
Garden of the Gods       trail map             photos         more info               winter photos           blog 7 miles  
    Garden of the Gods is listed in USA Today as one of 10 great places to photograph, rock formations are awesome, hiking is spectacular.  Camel Rock will be on 2016 Illinois quarter.  Backpacker magazine article  
Shawnee National Forest                                                                     photos Adjacent to cabins
Dixon Springs State Park    swimming pool   hiking 30 miles
Bell Smith Springs Hiking Area 25 miles
Bell Smith Springs Trail Map  
Shawnee Stone Forts  
Zip Line -  awesome - 8 runs  54 scenic miles
Cache River Canoe Explore and navigate the Cache River at Cypress Creek Refuge near Vienna Illinois.  45 minutes
River To River Trail        1/3 mile away from cabins. This beautiful forest trail goes across the state.  You can hike to High Knob and on to Garden of the Gods from here to the West or to Camp Cadiz to the East.
Trails of Awareness workshops Outdoor programs, workshops, camps and expeditions
American Discovery Trail    Adjacent to cabins
      Blog from ADT Hikers  
Shawnee Hills Scenic Byway  Adjacent to cabins
Ohio River Scenic Byway Adjacent to cabins
Bicycling:        Tunnel Hill             Rend Lake Trail

Bike Rental & Portage       Bike Trail Expansion  

ATV Info  while the Shawnee Forest does not allow atv's nor do we do on our property click atv info for a great facility called Williamson Hill ATV very nearby that will allow atv's or dirt bikes.

Several of the Tunnel Hill trailheads are less than 30 minutes away. We are excited to report a short bike trail has been built from Glen O Jones Lake to Equality. (Less than 20 miles away from cabins) Eventually, this trail will tie into the Tunnel Hill Trail.  Tunnel Hill Trail has been expanded from Harrisburg to Eldorado.
Mountain Biking            River to River Trail  River to River Trail is just below our place
  We have a private trail around our 77 acres that would be suitable for Mountain Biking
Southern Illinois Wine Trail            Hogg Hollow Winery      Bella Terra Winery Six wineries on our side of 57 Hwy
Bird Watching   - War Bluff Valley Sanctuary


Baseball:  Southern Illinois Miners Marion Illinois 45 miles
Canoeing:     Lower Cache River Canoe Trail     White Crane Canoe Rental                                                                                     Shawnee Adventure Guide 50 miles

Horseback Riding  -   more than one customer has said it was "the ride of a lifetime"


Lake Glendale Stables         


      38 miles   

High Knob      4 mile hike (River To River Trail) 5.5 miles
Camp Cadiz     4 mile hike  (River to River Trail) 5 miles by road
Hardin County Golf Course, Cave In Rock  12 miles 
  Beautiful 9 hole golf course nestled in Shawnee Hills.  Only $11 for 9 holes and cart or $20 for 18 holes and cart  
Cave In Rock                         photos 12 miles   
Cave In Rock State Park  
Hardin County Attractions We are located in Hardin County
Ohio River Free Ferry to Amish Country   12 miles
  Amish Country  
Glen O Jones Lake    17 miles 
  135 acre fishing lake - hiking  
Tecumseh Memorial   17 miles
Trail of Tears - Mantle Rock, Kentucky 30 miles
Trail of Tears - Golconda, Illinois  
Trail of Tears - Golconda, Illinois  30 miles
Rose Hotel Historical Site   12 miles
Old Slave House     Still not open, but they are working on it. 11 miles 
Iron Furnace      11 miles
Old Stone Face      19 miles
San Damiano    20 miles
Tower Rock    18 miles
Pioneer Village Harrisburg 24 miles  
Dixon Springs State Park 30 miles
Fluorspar and Mineral Museum - Rosiclare, Illinois 18 miles
Fluorspar and Mineral Museum - Marion, Kentucky  GO ON AN ACTUAL DIG!!!!!!       AWESOME MUSEUM IF YOU LOVE BEAUTIFUL MINERALS, ROCKS AND GEMS  24 miles
Festivals and Events:  
Farmer's Market -    Golconda Sat morning April - Sept 8:00 a.m. to noon  30 miles
                   Elizabethtown Thur/Fri evening May - Sept 4:00- 7:00 15 miles
Tractor Show - Golconda   April 30 miles
Quilt Show  - Paducah, Kentucky - April 55 miles
Barbeque & Blues - Golconda - May 30 miles
Riverfront Festival - Paducah  May - September 55 miles
Barbeque & Fun - Elizabethtown Smiley Club Fund Raiser - Memorial & Labor Day Weekends 15 miles
Bass Tournament - Golconda Marina 30 miles
Elizabethtown Homecoming Festival June 15 miles
Heritage Festival - Elizabethtown  Memorial Weekend 15 miles
Squads & Rods Car Show - Golconda September 30 miles
Shrimp Festival - Golconda  September 30 miles
Frontier Days -Cave-in-Rock - September 15 miles
Cave-in-Rock Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Potters Church May 15 miles
Flurospar Festival - Rosiclare  October 18 miles
Rosiclare Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show (on the banks of the Ohio River - October Also bicycle show 18 miles
Fall Festival - Golconda - October 30 miles
Bass Tournament - Golconda Marina O 30 miles
Deer Festival - Golconda - November 30 miles
Christmas Open House Golconda Merchants 30 miles
Christmas House Tour Golconda December 30 miles

Dixon Springs State Park 

Chocolate Factory at Dixon Springs

38 miles



Harrah's Riverboat Gambling

Fort Massac

Superman Store

    Superman Celebration June

55 miles
Old Shawneetown 16 miles
Local Artisans, Antiques and Gifts  
    Ole Heritage Shoppes at Elizabethtown, Illinois 12 miles
    Roseclare Antique and Crafts at Rosiclare, Illinois 13 miles
      Dusty Attic at Equality, Illinois 15 miles
    Antiques at Marion, Kentucky 17 miles
    Antiques at Eldorado, Illinois 15 miles
    Antiques at Harrisburg, Illinois 23 miles
      Antiques at Sturgis, Kentucky 35 miles
        Antiques at Benton, Illinois 60 miles
Theme & Water Parks:                                                                                           Eddyville, Ky Venture River 45 miles
Santa Claus, In Holiday World 120 miles
Cave in Rock 12 miles
Rosiclare 13 miles
Elizabethtown   12 miles
Eldorado   20 miles
Marion, Kentucky  21 miles 
Harrisburg    24 miles
Golconda     30 miles
Marion, Illinois   Miner' Minor League Baseball 45 miles
Paducah Quilt Museum    60 miles
Fort Massac 55 miles
Paducah Quilt Show 60 miles
Paducah River Front 60 miles
Meremet Springs Scuba Diving   55 miles
Little Sturgis Bike Rally 35 miles
Hog Rock 10 miles
Old Shawneetown     19 miles
New Harmony, Indiana 60 miles
Lake of Egypt    51 miles
Evansville, Indiana    Horse racing  (Henderson, Ky) 70 miles
St. Louis, Missouri   166 miles
Chicago, Illinois        370 miles

Garden of the Gods Video

Our Garden of the Gods cabins are only seven miles from this beautiful natural phenomenon in the Shawnee  Forest of Southern Illinois.  Great blog about Garden of Gods and area

Cave in Rock State Park is less than 20 miles away from our Southern Illinois Cabins


Ohio River is less than 20 miles away from our cabins in the Shawnee Forest of Southern Illinois


Rim Rock Recreational Hiking trail is right across the road from Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins in the Shawnee Hills of Southern Illinois

Glen O Jones Lake is just 15 miles from our beautiful cabins in Southern Illinois


Pounds Hollow Fishing and swimming lake is less than 2 miles from our Southern Illinois Cabins

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