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

Closed for summer.

  

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...

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Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm

Features more than 150 animals including a King Cobra, gila monster, beaded lizard, bobcat, Laughing Kookaburras, raptors, crocodilians, turtles,...

  

Wilder Park Conservatory

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

  

West Ridge Nature Preserve

Twenty acres of woods surround a 4-acre pond filled with hawks, herons and fox, wood ducks and coyotes. Offers educational programs and activities for...

  

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...

  

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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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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