A Little Time and a Keyboard: Tracing the Ravine at Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tracing the Ravine at Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois

Tracing the Ravine at Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois

Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois: A Field and a Playground Spotted from the Road Becomes So Much More:

Our nature wandering this week took us to Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois on a bit on a whim. We were in the area, so I did a bit of scouting on the road to find a little nature adventure. What I read about the park sounded promising, so to Beulah Park we headed! We were pleasantly surprised during this unplanned adventure!

Kellogg Creek meandering through the change of seasons at Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois.
Kellogg Creek meandering through the change of seasons.

A Picturesque Ravine Delights

Parking for Beulah is on the street. From where we parked, the wonders of the preserve were a bit masked. We could see a snow covered field, a playground and trees. However, once we embarked on the trail we immediately descended into a picturesque ravine. My husband and I both smiled in wonder as we descended down the ravine seeing Kellogg Creek winding before us.

The sun brightened the forest with a golden hue at Beulah Park.
The sun brightened the forest with a golden hue.

Admiring Nature Dangling Between Winter and Spring

During our visit, the golden sun lit up a preserve revealing nature dangling between winter and spring. Sections of Kellogg Creek definitely flowed with the extra rush of meltwater signifying the end of winter and beginning of spring. Snow still padded the ground but evidence of it receding could be seen throughout.

We discovered a small waterfall on our visit. We also noticed quite a bit of tree fungus which intrigued us. We love to check out the patterns and sizes! Small wonders are so fun to discover!

We found the ravine quite beautiful and would like to return once the preserve greens with foliage. Trails on either side of the creek provide different paths to enjoying the preserve. Additionally, the preserve holds rolling trails for mountain bikers as well. I am sure the warmer months find more hikers on the trails, bikers enjoying riding through the woods, families having picnics and more. Beulah Park is a great example of one of those natural treasures you can uncover if you slow down for awhile.

Tracing the Ravine at Beulah Park in Zion, Illinois



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