Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

 

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....

  

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...

  

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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