Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Blackwell Forest Preserve

Over seven miles of trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Amenities include group picnic shelters, an off-leash dog area, a youth-group...

  

Cave of the Mounds-National Natural Landmark

Open year-round and for all ages, this natural limestone cave offers guided tours daily on paved and lighted walkways. Tours pass colorful crystal...

  

Crabtree Nature Center

There are live animals in the center, nature displays and a children's area. Visit the Explore Outdoors area where you can dance with the bees, measure...

  

Eden Place Nature Center

A community-based nature sanctuary and urban oasis in the Fuller Park neighborhood.  The 3.5 acre site is host to a native prairie preserve,...

  

Eldridge Park

Start in a huge park with lots of playground equipment, a picnic area, tennis courts and soccer fields. From the northwest corner of the park, hop...

  

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

This preserve is home to many rare plants and animals, some listed as endangered. Various nature programs are held throughout the year and interpretive...

  

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Find bluebirds, a raccoon, snakes and other animals while exploring the nature center. Search the exhibits and interpretive signs along the trails...

  

Independence Grove

This 1,146-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities centered on a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry....

  

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Part of the National Park system, the national lakeshore's focus is on preserving American heritage and natural history. It encompasses 15,000 acres...

  

Indiana Dunes State Park

Featuring exhibits with hands-on activities and walking trails through dunes, marsh and forests. There is a beach boardwalk making part of the area...

  

 







 
 
 
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