Things to Do

The natural beauty of the area - including rivers, lakes, a variety of golf courses, and Shawnee National Forest - entices many residents to enjoy numerous outdoor activities, including beautiful national and state parks, bicycle paths, four public golf courses, and 14 public parks.

Make Carbondale your starting point for exploration, adventure and a whole lot of fun. Start at one of two national parks and end the day dining at one of our many great restaurants downtown. With so many places to explore, Carbondale is the perfect starting point for your vacation.