Love the Greater Champaign County Area: Outdoor Adventure

Today is Valentine’s Day, and all week we have been reflecting on why we love our community. There’s plenty to see and do in the greater Champaign County area, so we’re asking you to post each day about things you love about the area! Today, we’re talking Outdoor Adventure!


There are a number of activities and adventures for every interested outdoor enthusiast. Even if you consider yourself someone who likes to spend a beautiful day having drinks with friends at your favorite bar, there are options for you! The Slowride Pedal Tour can let you and your friends or coworkers share each other’s company and some cocktails while pedaling around Champaign. If you’ve never been on a pedal tour, it needs to be at the top of your list. Likewise, those who haven’t gotten a chance to explore the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden should be counting the days to a fully bloomed garden walk; there are few spaces as serene as Mabery Gelvin.


If you are craving a hike or quiet moment amongst the trees, a trip to the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve in Penfield offers a day of fishing, swimming, and more all within a scenic atmosphere. If you live closer to the Champaign-Urbana area, even a short trip to Meadowbrook Park offers a break from the day to day business of life and work, and allows you some time to remember just how beautiful our #OutsideofOrdinary community is!


What’s your outdoor adventure of choice? Share a photo with us and get a chance to win a Visit Champaign County t-shirt!

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