Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

 

Ryerson Woods

Ryerson Woods supports some of Illinois' most pristine woodlands and several state threatened and endangered species, and offers six miles of...

  

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

This is a great place to bike, jog or walk, even with a stroller or a few kids on training wheels in tow. Two miles of landscaped park are studded with...

  

Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm

Spring Valley provides 3+ miles of hiking trails and 135 acres of restored natural habitats. Step back in time to the 19th century at the Heritage Farm...

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Springtime on the Farm

Experience a busy spring on a working 1880s farm by helping to till fields with a horse-drawn plow, plant a vegetable garden, watch a blacksmith, visit...

  

The Grove

Peek into a tank full of turtles, touch a fossil, learn about pioneer and Native American life. The 143-acre grounds have wetland, woodland and prairie...

  

Touch-A-Tractor

Climb into the seat of a real tractor, talk to farmers and learn about farming at this event for kids and families.  

  

 










 
 
 
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