Parks & Recreation

Channahon is located on the north side of the Illinois River and has several access points that open up all kinds of fun on the water - boating, water skiing, fishing, or just relaxing near the water's edge. There are also miles of hiking and biking trails along the historic I&M Canal, and plenty of woods and fresh air in our Forest Preserves. For the avid golfers, we have Heritage Bluffs Golf Course, and 18-hole award-winning course that’s right off of Interstate 55. 

And if you’re looking for fun things to do with the kids this summer, Channahon Park district has lots of great programs, and also runs the popular Tomahawk Aquatic Center. Another great family attraction that draws thousands of visitors each fall is the Dollinger Farm Pumpkin Festival - featuring live Civil War re-enactments, petting zoo, hayrack rides, and oh yes, pumpkins.

  1. Briscoe Mounds
  2. Channahon Park District
  3. Channahon State Park
  4. Des Plaines Fish & Wildlife
  5. Heritage Bluffs Public Golf
  6. I&M Canal
  7. McKinley Woods Forest Preserve

The Briscoe Mounds archaeological site is located on Front Street along the Des Plaines River. The Mounds are the largest Native American burial mounds in northern Illinois. The site is owned by the Illinois State Museum. 

A museum and visitor/cultural center is proposed for construction on the site. This facility would help educate residents and visitors about the I&M Canal’s importance to the region, the area’s Native American heritage, the settlement of Northern Illinois, and current recreational and cultural activities offered throughout the area. For more information about the Briscoe Mounds, view the Briscoe Mounds website (link).

Briscoe Mounds