If you are looking for a more adventurous and athletic trip, Starved Rock State Park is for you. Starved Rock State Park is a short 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Chicago in the middle of Illinois. Starved Rock offers hiking, fishing, boating, visiting waterfalls, horseback riding, and many more outdoor activities within its 13 miles of trails. Since June 15th, the park is now open from 7am until 8:30pm. Along with the Starved Rock Lodge, there are many villas and cabins nearby to stay in. There are also guided hikes, trolley tours, and river cruises at the park, and many famous wineries, breweries, and museums in the area. Overall, Starved Rock is a great short trip for your next adventure with friends, family, or solo!