Greater Outdoor Adventures

Father and daughter hiking at Rocky Glen Park in Peoria

Greater Peoria is loaded with hundreds of miles of trails and thousands of acres of creeks, rivers and parks. We’re a hub for youth sports, with nationally acclaimed facilities. Our running and biking communities are incredibly robust for a region our size. And we are proud to claim the largest park district in the State of Illinois!

If you’re ready to get adventurous, you’re in the right place. But where to start?

Whether you’re looking to kayak or canoe on the mighty Illinois River, hit the trails on foot or on bike, or camp at one of our many state parks and forests, there is no shortage of ways to get outside and get active in Greater Peoria.

Discover Peoria, our regional destination marketing organization, asked the folks at Peoria Outdoor Adventure for the scoop and got these recommendations. Peoria Outdoor Adventure was created to combine the very best outdoor clubs, groups and restaurants that make Greater Peoria an adventurous place. Check out their website at for even more great ideas!