Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Lake County Forest Preserves

Party with nature at one of our 5 fun-filled sites! Make your child's birthday a journey of discovery. Choose from a wide variety of age appropriate...

  

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

This nature center and botanic garden offers many opportunities to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Lake Katherine provides a nesting area for...

  

Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve

Thousands of great egrets, great blue herons, double-breasted cormorants and black-crowned night herons nest on two islands in the middle of Lake Renwick....

  

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

Visit the 19th-century one-room schoolhouse and new interpretive center, which features historical and interactive displays, live native...

  

Monee Reservoir

Shoreline fishing on a 47-acre lake. Boat rentals and concessions available. Features 2.5-mile hiking trail that loops through a wetland.

  

North Park Village Nature Center

Hiking trails over wetlands, prairie, savannah and woodlands. Visit the kids' educational facility at the nature center.

  

Openlands Lakeshore Preserve

Located just 25 miles north of Chicago, the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve presents one of the last remaining ravine and bluff ecosystems in the metropolitan...

  

Pilcher Park Nature Center

The nature center features small animals like reptiles along with kids' activities. There are hiking and bike trails, playground areas and picnic grounds....

  

Plum Creek Nature Center

Experience the natural world, with hands-on exhibits in addition to a natural playscape for outdoor educational experiences. The playscape includes a pollinator...

  

Red Oak Nature Center

Learn about native plants and animals in the Fox River Valley. Educational exhibits and interpretive center encourage hands-on participation. Riverside...

  

 









 
 
 
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