Vandalia City Parks
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy friendly service and feel at home in a clean and comfortable guest room. You’ll stay connected with free WiFi in every guest room and start your day right with Hampton’s Free Hot Breakfast.