Johnson Sauk Trail and State Park
Illinois Bed & Breakfast Associations welcome you to a relaxing respite after a long day of hiking the Johnson-Sauk Trail in Kewannee, IL. The Johnson-Sauk Trail is in Henry County in north-central Illinois and travels through the Johnson-Sauk State Park. Historically, the trail was used by Native Americans to travel from Lake Michigan to the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers.
Because the trail is part of the park, a variety of activities are available throughout the area including picnics in the summer, cross-country skiing in the winter, fishing in the spring, and exploring wildflowers among the oaks in the fall. Other possible activities include camping, hunting, and boating on the 58-acre lake.
The park contains a variety of woodland and prairie flowers including bluebells, Dutchman’s breeches, field daisies, and goldenrod. Visitors may also see such wildlife as white-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrels, chickadees, and goldfinches.
The Johnson-Sauk Trail has about 10 to 15 miles of trails from 1/4 to 1 1/2 miles long which link together to form the entire Johnson-Saulk Trail. Trail sections range from easy to moderate levels of difficulty and travel along the lake, to a variety of terrains including prairie and hardwood forest. This trail has something for everyone and is a great way to spend time in the beautiful outdoors during your Illinois getaway.