Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

 

North Park Village Nature Center

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

  

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where more than 1,000 butterflies...

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Peterson Garden Project

Learning together in the garden, and kitchen, does much more than put fresh, nutritious food on the table. It helps build stronger communities, connect...

  

The 606

The Bloomingdale Trail is the centerpiece of The 606. A 2.7 mile, multi-use recreational trail and park along an elevated, unused rail line serves as...

  

The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park offers a variety of free family workshops throughout the year. An urban model of sustainable horticulture,...

  

West Ridge Nature Preserve

Twenty acres of woods surround a 4-acre pond filled with hawks, herons and fox, wood ducks and coyotes. Offers educational programs and activities for...

  

 










 
 
 
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