Summer roadtrips

Starved Rock has many hiking trails along with beautiful waterfalls. It would be a perfect place to go if you like nature.

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Starved Rock has many hiking trails along with beautiful waterfalls. It would be a perfect place to go if you like nature.

By: Madeline Hockey, Reporter

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Starved Rock

Where is it?

  • Located at 2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

What can I do there?

  • Over 13 miles of hiking trails
  • You can see waterfalls in 14 of the 18 canyons
    • You can see ice falls in the winter

When can I go?

  • Open every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

How much does it cost?

  • It’s free!

How far away is it from KHS?

  • One hour and eight minutes

Indiana Dunes

Where is it?

  • Located at 1215 N State Road 49 Porter, Indiana 46304

What can I do there?

  • Lake Michigan swimming
  • Climbing sand dunes
  • Hiking trails
  • Camping

When can I go?

  • The park is open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily and available for camping overnight

How much does it cost?

  • $7 for in-state vehicles

How far away is it from KHS?

  • Two hours and six minutes

Lake Geneva

What can I do there?

  • Lake Geneva Public Beach
    • Located at 201 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
      • $7 admission fee
  • Lake Geneva Canopy Tour High Ropes Excursion
    • Located at N3219 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
      • $55 two hours guided tour
  • Lake Geneva Canopy Tour Zip Lining
    • Located at N3219 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
      • $100 for a two and a half hour guided tour.

How far away is it from KHS?

  • One hour and eight minutes

Wisconsin State Fair

Where is it?

  • 640 South 84th Street West Allis, WI 53214

When is it?

  • August 3-13, 2017

What can I do there?

  • Live Music
  • Carnival rides
  • Food stands
  • Art fair

How much does it cost?

  • $12 admission   

How far away is it from KHS?

  • Two hours and two minutes

Renaissance Faire

Where is it?

  • 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142

When is it?

  • Saturdays and Sundays from July 8, until September 4
    • 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

What can I do there?

  • Medieval Entertainment, food, games and rides. The renaissance faire re-creates life as it was in 1574.

How far away is it from KHS?

  • One hour and thirty-three minutes