Kennekuk County Park
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muttluvr
Illinois City, IL33 contributions
Kennekuk County Park
22296-A Henning Road
Danville, IL 61834
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Vermilion County is blessed with numerous county parks, but Kennekuk is my favorite. Set on 3,000 acres and very close to the Middle Fork National Scenic River, Middle Fork State Wildlife Area and Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk is close to Danville and Champaign but just far enough away to feel like you've "escaped." There are plenty of recreational opportunities here, including Lake Mingo, a 170-acre lake with boat docks; camping; hiking trails; fishing; softball fields, and hunting. One unique feature is the Bunker Hill Historic Area that offers a collection of historic buildings that are both native to the site and others that have been saved from demolition and relocated to the park; the buildings are open during various times of the year for tours and are a popular stop during Christmas for their light displays. Vermilion Chapel, original to the site, was built in 1886 and is a popular site for weddings. Other buildings include Red Oak School, a one-room schoolhouse that was built ca. 1917 and relocated to the park; Neff Store, a ca. 1912 grocery store; Laury Barn; Bismarck Train Depot; and the O'Leary's Dining Car, a ca. 1947 railroad dining car. Overall, an enjoyable day getaway.
Written June 2, 2007
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saucitart
Danville, Il60 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
Kennekuk County Park has many different types of activities. There is something for everyone. It has hiking trails, running paths, playgrounds, pavilions and an old village. If you wish to reserve a particular space there is small fee but often groups just find an open area of picnic tables. There are sections of the park where you can find the natural prairie grasses of Illinois growing wild and recently a sidewalk trail was created that will allow wheelchairs accessibility to certain areas.
Written December 1, 2013
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Kasi M
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Jun 2019 • Friends
The Bunker Hill Herb Garden, maintained in part by a group of Vermilion County Master Gardeners, is a hidden jewel. Pathways made from bricks from local bygone brickyards provide a handicapped accessible walkway. Different themed garden beds feature plants and herbs used by Native Americans or plants mentioned in the Bible. Visitors are able to taste, smell, or snip a few herbs to take home to use in their own kitchens. Well worth the visit during the summer months.
Written June 28, 2019
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Krobinson5
Danville, IL135 contributions
Aug 2015
Please visit Bunker Hill you'll be thrown back in time. Visit during one of the many events that Kennekuk hosts. Great place for photo shoots and family picnics to quiet walks to fishing.
Written August 14, 2015
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TraceyM4
Danville, IL13 contributions
Jul 2015
Excellent park to go to to just relax or fish or hike. Beautiful scenery. Not too far out of town, easily accessible.
Written August 9, 2015
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Stephen C
Danville, IL165 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Good times await at this jewel.
Fishing, nature, old village to visit.
Get married at the old church
Natural landscape.
Great for pictures and picnics
A rare and beautiful place to visit,
Many creatures to encounter
Large lake to explore
Written May 19, 2015
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allie92968
Danville, IL38 contributions
Sep 2014
Please go during this time. It is fun AND educational! I love visiting this park any other time. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiooiiiiii
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Written September 2, 2014
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donlanier
GODFREY67 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Very Nice facility, Rustic, next to the Forest Canopy, very quiet and restful, enjoyed the wedding even though it rained we danced in the rain...
Written October 8, 2018
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Olivia C
32 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
It's hard to believe this is only a county park! There are so many wonderful trails to explore. Plus the Bunker Hill Historic Village is a treasure in itself.
Written July 22, 2017
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hrktmn
Illinois6 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This is my favorite park in Vermilion county. I may be baised though, because the chapel at Bunker Hill was the sight for our wedding. We also have attended many family reunions at the Hideaway. The park is very peaceful unless there is a big event being held, and even then the park is big enough that you don't get a sense of chaos. Always enough room to spread out or find a quiet spot tucked away from the crowds. We ride our motorcycle through the park often when we are in the mood for a lazy, leisurely ride.
Written April 25, 2016
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