Midwest

Road Trip Loops

Click on points in the map to see stops. These 3 road trips throughout the Midwest to public land and protected natural areas totaled 7700 miles.

Upcoming Destinations

The Lost 40, Lake Itasca, and Mississippi Headwaters, MN

Midwest Road Trip

Midwest Road Trip: Loop 1

Badlands National Park — Jun 3-5, 2016

Custer State Park in the Black Hills, SD — Jun 5-7, 2016

Toadstool Geolgical Park, NE — Jun 8, 2016

Chimney Rock National Monument, NE — Jun 8-9, 2016

Sandhills Journey, NE — Jun 9, 2016

Nebraska Natl. Forest, NE — Jun 9-10, 2016

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Flint Hills, KS — Jun 10-11, 2016

Boundary Waters, MN — Jun 18-19, 2016

Midwest Road Trip: Loop 2

Devil’s Lake State Park, WI — Jul 8-11, 2016

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN — Jul 12, 2016

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH — Jul 12-14, 2016

Flint, MI and Huron-Manistee National Forest (Au Sable River), MI — Jul 14-15, 2016

Straits of Mackinac and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI — Jul 15-17, 2016

Midwest Road Trip: Loop 3

Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA — Aug 19, 2017

Shawnee National Forest, IL — Aug 19-21, 2017

Total Eclipse: Crab Orchard Recreational Park, IL — Aug 21, 2017

Garden of the Gods Wilderness, IL — Aug 24, 2017

Cypress Trees at Heron Pond, IL — Aug 25, 2017

Giant City State Park, IL — Aug 22-26, 2017

Hawn State Park, Elephant Rocks, MO —Aug 27, 2017

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area & Castor River Shut-Ins, MO — Aug 28, 2017

Cahokia Mounds, IL — Aug 28, 2017

Mississippi Palisades, IL — Sep 4, 2017