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...


Northerly Island

Northerly Island is a 91 acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan at the heart of the Museum Campus. It is located just south of the Adler Planetarium...


Fuller Air Station Prairie and Tyner Interpretive Center

Experience what much of northern Illinois was like during pre-settlement conditions at this 32-acre example of a tallgrass prairie. Interpretive nature...


Save the Prairie Society

Protected preserve features 80 acres of native prairie and adjoining savanna. Trail guides are available at kiosk. Check Web site for special events....


Brookfield Zoo

This 216-acre zoo has more than 2,500 animals. Find wolves in their natural habitat, learn about recycling, meet penguins and visit a swamp.  If that's...


Lords Park Farm Zoo

Closed in winter


Phillips Park Zoo

Get an up-close look at a bald eagle, gray wolves, and cougars. See North American river otters, Elk herd, goats, swans, turkeys, peacocks and Reptile...


Randall Oaks Zoo

Closed in the winter.


Batavia Riverwalk

3.2-acre park with boardwalks and a wildflower garden.


Chicago Riverwalk

Most attractions are only open mid-May through mid-October.



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