Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Busse Woods Trail

Pedal across meadows (including one with grazing elk), through forests and around Busse Reservoir on this winding 11.2-mile trail through the Ned Brown...


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...


Chicago Botanic Garden's Kite Festival

Enjoy stunt-kite performances set to music by the Chicago Fire Kite Team and the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois. The team flies precision and...


Chicago River Canoe & Kayak

Chicago outpost of Chicago River Canoe and Kayak. Group outings available.


Chicago River Canoe & Kayak-Winnetka

North suburban location of Chicago River Canoe and Kayak. Group and special trips available.


Emily Oaks Nature Center

Find flying squirrels and turtles as you hike. Some trails are stroller friendly. The Woodland Wander Inn lets kids look for animal tracks, explore...



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