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Welcome to Saline County and Southeastern Illinois, Garden of the Gods Country. This area is rich in Recreation, Scenic Attractions, and Pioneer History. While here, visit Garden of the Gods, Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum (circa 1840) , the only Bronze Statue of Tecumseh at Glen O. Jones Lake, the Stone Face, and those fascinating woodland hideaways in the Shawnee Forest. Every highway in this area is a scenic drive in itself. There are true stories, hard to imagine around every curve and plenty of natural beauty. Visit one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest...or even the United States.

Shawnee Trail Conservancy is a grassroots nonprofit corporation which advocates multi-use of the Shawnee National Forest for recreational and sporting interests. We are dedicated to preserving and protecting it's natural resources through proper trail maintenance, good trail signing, education of trail, camping and hunting users to achieve a low environmental impact and wise use management practices. We represent over 50,000 equestrians, hunters, ATV riders, bikers, hikers, campers, rock climbers, business people, professionals, retirees and others who desire to recreate, hunt and enjoy the beauty of the Shawnee. Our mission is to keep the Shawnee open to the public for it's use and enjoyment.

The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a new breed of national trail part city, part small town, part forest, part mountains, part desert all in one trail. Its 6,800+ miles of continuous, multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California. It reaches across America, linking community to community in the first coast to coast, non-motorized trail. The ADT provides trail users the opportunity to journey into the heart of all that is uniquely American its culture, heritage, landscape and spirit.






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