Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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Pottawatomie Park

On the east edge of the Fox River, this facility rents canoes and pedal boats and also offers paddlewheel boat rides. It has an 18-hole mini golf course,...

  

Red Oak Nature Center

Learn about native plants and animals in the Fox River Valley. Educational exhibits and interpretive center encourage hands-on participation. Riverside...

  

Salt Creek Bicycle Trail

This 7-mile paved trail starts north of Brookfield Zoo and ends in Bemis Woods. It crosses several busy streets.

  

Save the Prairie Society

Protected preserve features 80 acres of native prairie and adjoining savanna. Trail guides are available at kiosk. Check Web site for special events....

  

Spring Bluff Nursery

Take a hayride to the tree fields and pick from Scotch, White and Austrian pines. Be prepared to cut your own tree, but they'll help bale it and tie it...

  

Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve & Nature Center

Stop by the nature center to see interpretive displays and exhibits including an underwater diorama of the Fox River. Enjoy nature books and the discovery...

  

The Morton Arboretum

Explore 1,700 acres of plants and trees. Walk, run or bike 9 miles of paved roads or hike 16 miles of trails with birds, frogs and other wildlife, amid...

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Trailside Museum of Natural History

Trailside Museum is a small nature center with an educational focus on teaching about local wildlife and wildlife habitat. Visitors can view a coyote,...

  

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking and bird-watching. There are four marked trails ranging from 0.2 miles to 9.5 miles in length. The main...

  

 











 
 
 
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