Illinois is known for being home to the bustling city of Chicago, where many people go to when they want a sensory weekend trip. Yet, it is the surrounding countryside which is the state’s true gem, where rolling hills and sprawling wetlands make for the perfect backdrop for any camping trip. With so much to do here, it is only right that you come on a family gathering for Father’s Day, where you can rent a cabin for the whole family to relax in after long days in the wilderness. When you arrive, start your trip by following canyon trails at Starved Rock State Park, and take in the stunning scenery. A trip here wouldn’t be right without visiting the prairies, but you can get your heart racing by rock climbing at Shawnee National Forest.