Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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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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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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Big Run Wolf Ranch

Big Run Wolf Ranch is a non-profit educational facility specializing in North American wildlife. Visit during Family Day/Open Houses or book a presentation...

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Monee Reservoir

Shoreline fishing on a 47-acre lake. Boat rentals and concessions available. Features 2.5-mile hiking trail that loops through a wetland.

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Forest View Farms

Sleighs run during the winter months when ground is frozen with at least 6-7 inches of packed snow. If there's no snow, sleighs can run on wheels instead....


Cupola House Tree Farm

Choose and cut from among 24,000 trees, including Fraser fir, Douglas fir, balsam fir, concolor fir, blue spruce, Norway spruce, Scots pine, and white...


Tammen Treeberry Farm

Choose from 160 acres of trees on this farm. Saws and restrooms provided. Shaking and baling for an additional charge.


Williams Tree Farm

Hop on the horse drawn hayride that takes you to the tree fields where you can cut down your tree. Enjoy the Children's Farm where you can visit with Bernard...


Green Garden Christmas Tree Farm

Cut down a scotch, Austrian or white pines or Norway spruces. Free hayrides to the field, free shaking and baling and disposable bag, warming house with...



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