53. Matthiessen State Park – Utica, IL

Matthiessen State Park is another of my favorite places to visit any time of the year.  And while most people would probably prefer the summer months, my favorite time of year to visit is actually in the dead of winter–especially after a big snow.  The prize is definitely the waterfall at the end of the trail which freezes solid and is absolutely beautiful. The hike down into the canyon and to the waterfall takes about […]