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Off-road explorations

Rent electric (or pedal) bikes and seated scooters for a ride through the town, parks, or forests

0.5 mile


Giant City State Park

Legendary landscape

Massive sandstone structures make up a magnificent landscape. Hike along brightly colored moss coverings, ferns, flowering herbs, hundreds of species of wild flowers and more than 75 varieties of towering trees.

3.6 miles



Six nearby lakes

Kayaks delivered to one of six nearby lakes; spend as much time on the water as you like; return the kayaks to the trailer; have a highly memorable experience.

Hint: reserve a Yidz Inn picnic to go.

10-15 miles

Goat Farm

Chickens, peacocks, horses, rabbits ...

Visit a local goat farm to see newborn and aged goats; take some goat milk skin care products home for gifts. 

11 miles

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Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour

Worldclass zip lining

 Illinois’ entirely tree-based, eco-friendly world class zip line canopy tour, located on 83 wooded acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. Book in advance. Outstanding experience!

20 miles (through glorious countryside).

Alpaca Farm

Tours & Events

Alpacas are sheared once a year and produce soft, lightweight, thermal, moisture wicking, durable, hypoallergenic fleece. Regular local Alpaca farm events throughout the year.

Hint: Use Yidz Inn special price to reserve a tour.

22 miles (about half an hour on glorious country roads)



Healing & Therapeutic at

Simple Chiropractic of Carbondale

Male & female therapists available: deep tissue, myofascial release, sports massage, pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, trigger point massage therapy, increased relaxation.

Hint: book in advance with Yidz Inn special price.

3 miles


Well-run stables & cared for horses

Horseback riding through the forest. Trail rides, pony rides, and therapeutic riding programs.

Hint: book in advance with Yidz Inn special price.

12 miles through the forest


Pottery Trail

May time

Visit 10 artists in 6 studios on a well-mapped pottery trail. On-site firing, pottery, ceramics.

12 miles

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