We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.

3rd Annual SIP & SHOP
45th Annual Gallery of Trees
Pizza and Pajamas Holiday Party with Santa
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.

Scenic Trails

List of 6: Scenic Trails in Kankakee County

June 3rd is #nationaltrailsday, so we've compiled a list of 6 trails for you to enjoy when you visit Kankakee County!

  1. Perry Farm Trails
    Five miles of paved trails take you throughout the park and along the Kankakee River.
  2. Riverfront Park
    This trail is a loop of approximately ¼ mile, so you can do as many laps as your heart desires while you take in the breathtaking views of the Kankakee River. Bonus: stop along the way to take part in the fitness course challenges.
  3. Willowhaven Park and Nature Center
    Not only can you enjoy the hiking trail of 1+ miles, there’s also a playground, 9 hole disc golf course, fishing overlooks, and more!
  4. Kankakee River State Park
    Trek on over 10 miles of trails that run along the Kankakee River through the State Park. Trails start and end in the park.
  5. Riverfront Trailways
    Enjoy more than 10 miles of trail on bike or foot that winds from the southern to western edge of the county along the Kankakee River.
  6. Limestone Park
    Enjoy this 1.2 mile trail nestled in the woods and made of crushed limestone.

This is just a sample of all of the great destinations in KaCo! For more information, check out our Visitor's Guide here!

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