For both Champaign-Urbana natives and prospective students visiting campus, I wanted to share about the home of my favorite trail that not many know about: Meadowbrook Park.
Meadowbrook Park, owned and maintained by the Urbana Park District, is made up of multiple walking paths that range in length.
Whether you are looking for a 0.4 mile walk or a 2.5 mile run, Meadowbrook has it all! From scenic views to biking to cross country skiing, this park offers activities for every season. It’s perfect for picnics, dog walking, or fitness. Aside from the amazing paths, Meadowbrook also has a large playground for children, scenic meadows, and pavilions throughout the paths.
I highly recommend visiting Meadowbrook if you are looking for a relaxing activity that is off the beaten path (no pun intended). Just minutes from campus, many students don’t realize that such a hidden gem is so close to them. And while spending time on campus is great, exploring the community that surrounds and supports the University of Illinois is so fun!
Enjoy the beauty, and remember to share it with your friends!