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5 Family Friendly Fall Activities In The Sauk Valley Area

2020 has been quite the year! Many of us have spent a good portion of it in quarantine and are itching to get back out in the real world. If that’s you, join us in discovering five family friendly fall activities in the Sauk Valley area. Whether your kids are neurotypical or on the autism spectrum, these activities offer something for everyoneand will help you make the most of the fall season.


Selmi's

Stop by the indoor playland and children’s haunted house, then go for a wagon ride before trying to find your way through the corn maze. Before you go, make sure you grab a couple apple cider donuts for the road. Selmi’s is the one stop shop for all things Fall. With Funbands at only $5/child and $3/adult, you’re sure to have a great time without breaking the bank.


Visit them at:

1206 Dixon Ave

Rock Falls, IL 61071

https://www.selmi.com

White Pines Forest State Park

The lodge may be closed, but the park isn’t. Activities range from camping ($10/night) to fishing to hunting to hiking. Whatever you like to do as a family, White Pines is the place for you!


Visit them at:

6712 West Pines Road

Mt. Morris, IL 61054

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Pages/WhitePinesForest.aspx

John Deere Historic Site

Tour the John Deere family home, stand where John Deere forged the first self-scouring steel plow, and watch live demonstrations in a replica of John Deere’s original shop. The site is open March through December and best of all, it’s FREE.


Visit them at:

8334 South Clinton Street

Grand Detour (Dixon), IL 61021

https://www.deere.com/en/connect-with-john-deere/visit-john-deere/historic-site/

Castle Rock State Park

Enjoy beautiful scenery in this 2,000 acre state park. Picnic in the park, visit the playground, and climb a walkway to reveal a truly breathtaking view of the Rock River. Enjoy boating, hiking, geocaching, and more at this beautiful Sauk Valley park.


Visit them at:

1365 W. Castle Rd.

Oregon, IL 61061

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Pages/CastleRock.aspx

BerryView Orchard

Pick some delicious aronia berries or apples yourself in the crisp fall air at BerryView Orchard. Dress for the weather and prep the kitchen for the most delicious pie ingredients you’ve ever tasted.


Visit them at:

7504 W. Midtown Rd.

Mt. Morris, IL 61054

http://berryvieworchard.com/

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