Following your advice on this forum, we're going to stay at Starved Rock Lodge for three nights from September 30 (after staying in Chicago without a car). We're going to rent a car from the airport (O'Hare). Is there anything we could visit or do on the way to the park?
Can you also recommend anything to visit near the park in case it rains or if we get too tired hiking. It seems the trails in the park are quite strenuous and we both have back problems and can't hike for more than about two hours.
Thank you very much for your advice. The Illinois forum is great.