Vandalia, Illinois is blessed with an abundance of beautiful parks. Six separate park areas totaling sixty acres are under the management of the Vandalia Park District. Nestled throughout our scenic parks you can find picnic tables, pavilions, grills, swings, slides, swimming pool, six baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields and three tennis courts.
Walk along the former historic Illinois Central Railroad to the beautiful scenery that is the Kaskaskia River. You enter the trail behind he Fayette County Health Department at 416 W. Edwards St. Along the trail you can enjoy the “Did you know” signs that are spread throughout the trail to learn the history of the railroad and about Abraham Lincoln’s involvement with the trail and Vandalia.
Asphalt scenic trail winding through the city park. The trail can be entered at the corner of Locust & Jefferson Sts. or in the 1000 block of West Fillmore. There are three pavilions for picnics , several areas of play equipment and the town branch runs through it where many a kid has had luck finding crawdads
Great Barn Wedding Venue or a place to simply relax and enjoy the country atmosphere at the wine bar with a tasting room. Come enjoy ,wine, beer, hand crafted mixed drinks. Located in a country home with all the rooms having available seating for a winery atmosphere. We have an island decor with a peaceful setting to relax in. We also have an outdoor shaded seating area to enjoy the country surroundings.
This 8-mile trail is relatively short, but even the most experienced mountain bikers find it a challenge. A total of 22 miles of trails run along the shoreline of the lake, but Out and Back is the only one open to biking.
Three trails make up the Salt Lick system: The Johnson Trail is 1.3 miles along the base of the bluff and is an easy walk; the Salt Lick Point Trail is 1.8 miles is a bit more challenging, but affords beautiful views across the Mississippi River flood plain, including the St. Louis skyline. The third trail is the 1.9 mile Newman Trail which connects to both the Johnson and Salt Lick Point Trails.