Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm

Featuring over 150 animals including raptors, Laughing Kookaburras, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, gila monsters, beaded lizards and rattlesnakes...

  

Volo Bog State Natural Area

You might feel the ground shake as you walk the half-mile boardwalk over Volo Bog, the only "quaking" bog in Illinois with an open water center. Tamarack...

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Valley View Tree Farm

Cut down your own tree (limited quantities) at this 100-year-old farm, which used to be a dairy farm. Then sift through the wreaths, roping and greens...

  

Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve

The preserve has oak forests, crop land, hay meadows and marshes. A beautiful Edwardian house and matching dog kennel are situated in the southeast...

  

Richardson Adventure Farm

Take a wagon ride and choose from more than 50,000 trees. There's also lunch (on weekends), handmade wreaths, doughnuts and restrooms. Saws, shaking and...

  

Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo

Closed in the winter.

  

Prairie Crossing Farm

The learning farm leads outdoor farm-based education programs and grows food sustainably with students and volunteers. Farm has 3 acres of organic land,...

  

Pioneer Tree Farm

Take a wagon ride to the evergreen forest to pick out your tree. All trees are organically grown. Shaking, baling and saws provided. Drink complimentary...

  

Oney's Tree Farm & Nursery

There's plenty to do after cutting your tree. On weekends, Mrs. Claus visits in her North Pole House  (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), and horse-drawn wagon rides or...

  

 







 
 
 
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