Pere Marquette State Park

Growing up, going for a nature hike often meant a visit to Grafton, Illinois to walk the trails of Pere Marquette.  I always felt so proud of myself for climbing the bluffs that characterize the Grafton area and later felt regret when as a day camp counselor I dragged a dozen 5-12 year olds on four miles of mostly uphill climbing…   Anyway, now my … Continue reading Pere Marquette State Park