This 1,100-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoor
recreation and education opportunities centered on a 115-acre lake
reclaimed from a...
Part of the National Park system, the national lakeshore's focus
is on preserving American heritage and natural history. It
encompasses 15,000 acres...
Featuring exhibits with hands-on activities and walking trails
through dunes, marsh and forests. There is a beach boardwalk making
part of the area...
This 38-acre nature preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife
and habitat types. See beautiful woods, flora and fauna on the
trails along both sides...
This nature center's goal is to encourage the
preservation of natural areas and animals through awareness,
education, conservation and interpretation....
More than 8,000-acre wetland, upland and woodland game habitat.
Hunting and fishing available but check website for necessary
permits and further information....
This location contains the foundation ruins of the 19th-century
iron- and steel-making factory. The preserve is open for
self-guided tours with 17...
Kankakee River State Park offers activities for anglers,
canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclers and outdoor
enthusiasts. See website for updates...
This teaching organic greenhouse lets kids get their hands dirty
while enjoying several programs available for all ages.
with nature at one of our 5 fun-filled sites! Make your child's
birthday a journey of discovery. Choose from a wide variety of age