Local Attractions

Come spend a day with us and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape of Southern Illinois. Within minutes of Pomona Winery you will find some of the most astonishing trail in the country. From natural caves, bridges, and cannons the Shawnee Forest will continue to amaze all.

Whether Pomona Winery is your favorite winery or this is your first trip, we invite you to enjoy a full day exploring the surrounding areas. Pack a picnic and lace up your hiking boots; spend the morning with your family and friends in the sun explore the trails. Take some pictures and come enjoy the afternoon with our unique wine and your picnic basket.

Cove Hollow-Shawnee National Forest – Cedar Lake

Cove Hollow Distance 8.9 miles

Located on the western banks of the man-made Cedar Lake lives a short section of bluffs that rival any in Southern Illinois for its pure scenic value. Located just 9 miles from Pomona Winery. Spend the morning walking the trails and the afternoon with us.More Information Click Here!

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Pomona Natural Bridge-Shawnee National Forest

Pomona Natural Bridge Distance 7.5 miles

Located within the Shawnee National Forest lies one of most spectacular examples of a natural bridge in Illinois. The trail that loops around the area is approximately 1/3 mile, but what it lacks in distance, it makes up in scenery. As the trail descends to the creek you will come upon an overlook revealing the bridge from above.
This natural bridge is made of sandstone, a fairly soft and erodible bedrock. The arch was made by water erosion. Pomona Natural Bridge is beautiful retreat for anybody, especially families seeking a place to picnic and enjoy a short hike.More Information Click Here!

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Little Grand Cannon-Shawnee National Forest – Cedar Lake

Little Grand Cannon Distance 3.4 miles

Over time, erosion has carved this deep box canyon exposing its majestic bluffs. A cool and lush bottomland habitat thrives on the canyon floor. Along the upper portions of the trail visitors encounter expansive views of the colorful cliffs, the Big Muddy River and the Mississippi River floodplain. The canyon floor showcases seasonal waterfalls, large sandstone overhangs and towering beech and sycamore trees. A 3.6-mile loop trail that has drastic changes in elevation – from 350 to 700 feet at the trailhead. In one 1/4-mile section the trails rises 300 to 400 feet. The trail follows rocky creek beds, winds next to sheer, majestic bluffs. From the higher elevations there are panoramic views of the canyon, the Big Muddy River bottoms and Fountaim Bluff. Interpretive signs explain the geological history.More Information Click Here!

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