Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

 

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...

  

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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Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and bird-watching at this popular location with several habitats. There are over 10 miles of 8-foot-wide crushed-limestone...

  

Wilder Park Conservatory

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

  

Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm

A unique combination of nature center, wildlife sanctuary, museum and biological station featuring high-quality displays of live reptiles, amphibians,...

  

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Before injured and abandoned animals are returned to the wild, many are healed at Willowbrook. Walk the exhibit trail to see animals that live at the...

  

Wilmot Mountain

Not in season.

  

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...

  

 










 
 
 
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