Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Established 36 years ago, the park has grown into a major collection of 29 works that is set within the wild prairie swales of the Governors State University...

  

Old Plank Road Trail

Hickory Creek Junction provides parking and access to the Old Plank Road Trail, a 21-mile asphalt trail that runs from Park Forest in Cook County to Joliet...

  

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....

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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...

  

Reed’s Canoe Trips

Canoe and kayak rentals for paddling down the Kankakee River. The three trips offered range from two to six hours and are suitable for new or experienced...

  

Riegel Farm & Conservation Center

Closed in the winter except for private bookings.

  

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau is an environmental learning center established for nature study. The canyon is a unique area with unusual plants and rock formations. A new...

  

Sand Ridge Nature Center

Six thousand years ago, what is today Sand Ridge Nature Center was part of Lake Chicago's beach edge of that time. Now you can visit prairies, hike...

  

 











 
 
 
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