Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

 

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...

  

Valley View Tree Farm

Cut down your own tree (limited quantities) at this 100-year-old farm, which used to be a dairy farm. Then sift through the wreaths, roping and greens...

  

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...

  

Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm

Featuring over 150 animals including raptors, Laughing Kookaburras, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, gila monsters, beaded lizards and rattlesnakes...

  

 










 
 
 
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