Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

 

Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway

Hike, bike, cross country ski and enjoy nature along this 31-mile crushed stone trail that follows its namesake river. Snowmobiling is allowed on designated...

  

McHenry County Conservation District Prairie Trail

This 26-mile multi-use trail follows a former railway line that stretches from the McHenry County line in Algonquin to the Wisconsin state border connecting...

  

Lake Julian Trout Farm

Lake Julian is a perfect place to get away and fish in a beautiful and tranquil environment. There are picnic facilities and a bait shop available....

  

Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve

The preserve has oak forests, crop land, hay meadows and marshes. A beautiful Edwardian house and matching dog kennel are situated in the southeast...

  

 







 
 
 
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