Watch the sunset over Lake Renwick, an Illinois nature preserve

All over the country – from open rural landscapes to dramatic mountain peaks, desert dunes, island shores and everything in between – one can find truly spectacular sunsets. The evening’s vibrant and dramatic performances have inspired poets, couples and adventurers for ages. Now they now fill our feeds with wanderlust photos and invite explorers to exciting new vantage points. The Prairie State might not be a priority when most people think of where to find the best sunsets in the country, but we’re pretty proud of it! For an unexpected spot to bask in some of Illinois’ most beautiful sunset angles, Lake Renwick Nature Preserve has all the dreamy color, natural beauty, and peace and quiet you could ask for.

Please note that while Renwick Lake Nature Reserve is open year-round, the colony area is closed except for guided tours during nesting season. Keep an eye on the Lake Renwick Nature Reserve Facebook page for updates and times.

We are so lucky to have so many nature reserves in our state and so much diverse natural beauty to explore! Where is your favorite place to enjoy an Illinois sunset?

Looking for more unexpected things to do in the Prairie State? Check out some of our favorite nature centers in Illinois. Or how about a road trip to some of the best hidden gems in the Illinois countryside?

Address: Lake Renwick, Plainfield, IL 60544, USA

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