Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Irons Oaks

This 38-acre nature preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife and habitat types. See beautiful woods, flora and fauna on the trails along both sides...

  

Johansen Farms

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John Husar I & M Canal Bicycle Trail

Located in southwest Cook County, this paved, nine-mile trail near Willow Springs travels through woods and along the Sanitary and Ship Canal and what's...

  

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

This location contains the foundation ruins of the 19th-century iron- and steel-making factory. The preserve is open for self-guided tours with...

  

Kankakee River State Park

Kankakee River State Park offers activities for anglers, canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclers and outdoor enthusiasts. See website for updates...

  

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

Bird viewing programs, led by Will County Audubon members, provide information on the history of the rookery, natural history on the birds that nest...

  

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

Visit the nature center and the 19th-century one-room schoolhouse which features historical and interactive displays.  There are...

  

Major Taylor Trail

This urban multi-use trail is named for Marshall "Major" Taylor, the second African-American to hold the world's sports title. The paved path is four miles...

  

Monee Reservoir

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

  

 
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