A few years ago we did an Illinois staycation. (instead of the Rockies, Canada, etc.
Here are some great areas to think about.
Starved Rock State Park hiking and I&M Canal trail nearby
Fern Cliffs nice hikes Tunnel Trails nearby for cycling
Cave in Rock historical sites
Rend Lake fishing, water sports
Trail of Tears hiking
We finished by going across to six flags for a couple of days
2017 SLX 195RB
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, gas 3.7 V6
Andersen WDH hitch
Dometic Milenco Aero mirrors