Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Wolfe Wildlife Refuge & Bike Path

This natural wetlands area is home to several animals and birds, including some endangered and threatened species. Stroll along the paved walking/biking...

  

Wilmot Mountain

Season usually begins after Thanksgiving.  Wilmot Mountain has ski and snowboard rentals and 25 runs from bunny slopes to black diamonds.

  

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Before injured and abandoned animals are returned to the wild, many stay at Willowbrook. Some animals live at the center year-round, including a bald...

  

Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm

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

  

Wilder Park Conservatory

A small conservatory, ideal for little feet, showcases seasonal plants as well as permanent displays of flowering tropical plants. The park features a...

  

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and bird-watching. There are four marked trails including an 8-foot-wide crushed limestone multipurpose trail cover...

  

Wagner Farm & Heritage Center

Visit one of the few remaining dairy farms. Learn about the farm's livestock and crops at this 18-acre working farm. The Heritage Center features interactive...

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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...

  

Villa Olivia Ski Area

Downhill skiing, snow boarding and snowtubing is right here in your backyard. Just a short drive from anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Quad chair...

  

 







 
 
 
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