Illinois Beach State
Illinois Beach State Park offers residents of Zion natural beauty and plenty of recreational activities. The park spans over 4,000 acres and contains over six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Boating, skiing, and camping can be enjoyed within the park, along with picnicking and bird watching. If you just wish to spend the day relaxing, you can swim or sunbathe at one of the clean beaches in the area. A nature preserve is included in the park and was designated as a National Landmark in 1980. Spending some time at this wonderful park will delight the entire family.
Experience what Zion has to offer by visiting the Farmers’ Market that takes place each week from June through September. A host of vendors set up throughout the event to offer you fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. Other activities are held at the market, such as community lunches and demonstration classes. A kids' zone is also featured and includes crafts, games, and face painting. Fitness classes and relay races can be enjoyed during certain times. Attending this market will provide fun for the entire family and allow you to purchase healthy foods that are locally grown.