Giant City State Park – A Snap Shot

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke With the vast nature of the Shawnee National Forest spanning 289,000 acres across the most southern part of Illinois, Giant City State Park, located within SNF, is a great option for visitors looking for a self-contained park with a clear entrance and trails all within close proximity of one another. […]

Kayaking Cedar Lake

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke My first time kayaking was on vacation in Kauai and I remember thinking, while it was undeniably phenomenal the lush scenery was so similar to southern Illinois. Since that first paddle we have enjoyed many more right here in our region and each time are reminded that the very scenery […]

Rainy Days at Stone Fort Trail – Giant City State Park

Deliciously Ordinary – Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke March 2023 | There is this sweet spot nestled between winter and spring where the forest is waking up and you can witness the transition firsthand. The fiddleheads peak through, the varieties of moss become reminiscent of tide pools along the coast, and critters begin to make […]

Waterfalls and Wildflowers at Cove Hollow

Deliciously Ordinary – Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke March 2023 | Located eleven miles south of Murphysboro Main Street, Cove Hollow Trail packs an unexpected punch and a winter hike on the cusp of spring proves to be a great time to visit. We headed out on a sunny 49 -degree day and while we’ve […]

Boskydell Cemetery

Boskydell Cemetery in Jackson County, IL.

The cemetery is located on Boskydell Road (County Road 30) and Springer Ridge Road, Carbondale, Illinois.  The cemetery is located in Jackson County.  Church

First Christian Church

First Christian Church in Carbondale, IL.

306 W Monroe Street Carbondale, IL. (618) 457-6817 The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), came to be in the early 1800s. First Christian Church in Carbondale was one of the partners in the founding of Southern Illinois University.  Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Children Sunday School (K – 9th), 9:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 10:30 a.m. Worship with Nursery Care. […]

Little Grassy Lake

Little Grassy Lake in Jackson County, IL.

788 Hidden Bay Lane | Carbondale IL 62901  Jackson County  618-457-6655  Little Grassy Lake is a 1,200-acre (4.8 km²) reservoir in southern Illinois, created by the damming of Little Grassy Creek, a tributary of Crab Orchard Lake and the Big Muddy River. Most of the lake is located in Williamson County, southeast of Carbondale, Illinois. The […]

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration Historical Marker.

The marker is in Carbondale on the southwest corner of Woodlawn Cemetery, which is on the south side of Main Street (IL 13), two blocks east of the railroad tracks.  Jackson County On April 29, 1866, over 200 veterans and several thousand citizens gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who had died in the […]

George Rogers Clark Campsite (3rd)

George Rogers Clark Campsite (3rd) Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the west side of the Carbondale Airport Road, one-half mile north of IL 13 in Jackson County, IL.    Lt. Col. Clark and his troop of 170 Virginians camped near here on July 2, 1778. It was their third campsite during a march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia to capture […]

Daniel Harmon Brush

Daniel Harmon Brush Historical Marker in Jackson County.

The marker is located at the intersection of Main Street and Illinois Avenue (Rte. 51), Carbondale, IL.    On April 23, 1861, eleven days after Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the cofounder of Carbondale, Daniel Harmon Brush, called a public meeting on this town square. Brush delivered a patriotic speech in support of the Union. […]