Fort Daniel Conservation Area
Located near Mt. Zion in southeastern Macon County, Illinois, Fort Daniel Conservation Area is a 200-acre site that is rich in history as well as recreational opportunity [get directions]. Fort Daniel’s GPS Coordinates are 39.781681 N, 88.828326 W.
The conservation area includes oak-hickory forests, a sugar maple grove, open grasslands, and floodplain forests. Many unusual plants can be seen here including chinquapin oak, paw paw trees, wafer ash, and the Kentucky coffee tree.
There are trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, a pavilion and an open play area with a playground.