Hundreds of bald eagles winter in this park beginning in November. Find them perching on outcroppings and treetops throughout Pere Marquette State Park, but snag a bird’s-eye vantage above them on the Hickory Trail, which winds across the steep bluffs. The best way to get there is by making it the centerpiece of a 3.5-mile circuit beginning on the Goat Cliff Trail. Climb to Illinois River views before merging with the Hickory Trail and looping around the catwalk-like bluffs to scan for eagles. (If you strike out, don’t worry: Some 230 other bird species call this 8,000-acre park home.) When you return, check out the visitor center’s eagle cam, which broadcasts life in an eagle nest.