Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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The Morton Arboretum

Explore 1,700 acres of plants and trees. Walk, run or bike 9 miles of paved roads or hike 16 miles of trails with birds, frogs and other wildlife, amid...

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Lincoln Marsh Natural Area

The natural area provides visitors with many outdoor activities including hiking among the two miles of trails, bird-watching, picnics, environmental...

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Heller Nature Center

This 97-acre preserve features oak-hickory forests, tall grass prairie, oak savanna, natural wetlands, native plants and animals. Check out the log...

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Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

This nature center and botanic garden offers many opportunities to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Lake Katherine provides a nesting area for...

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Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded...

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Pilcher Park Nature Center

The nature center features small animals like reptiles along with kids' activities. There are hiking and bike trails, playground areas and picnic grounds....

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where more than 1,000 butterflies...

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Garfield Farm Museum

This museum offers a variety of educational, family, and entertainment events focusing on 1840s farm and inn history.

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Lake View Nature Center

Hike around the perimeter on the stroller-friendly trail. Inside the nature center, kids can play with the animals, touch table and geology exhibit....

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Blackberry Farm

Historic Blackberry Farm celebrates the pioneer days of the 1800s, bringing yesteryear to life amid a beautiful setting of modern amenities and attractions....

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