Summer and fall are prime months to fall in love with silly, active goats. We have a few places to check out. more

Aug 11, 2017 10:09 AM Best of the 'Burbs

Hidden "Michiana" gems 45 minutes away from Chicago. more

Jul 5, 2017 1:03 PM Travel

Great year-round, but especially fantastic in the summer. more

Jun 30, 2017 7:16 AM Nature

And try biking there for an extra dose of adventure. more

Jun 23, 2017 11:03 AM Nature


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A hidden-in-plain-sight community garden might just be the inspiration you need to get growing this spring. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:57 PM Nature

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Besides the fact that it's perfect for family members of all ages. more

Mar 30, 2017 3:44 PM Nature


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Discover this hidden treasure. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:30 PM Nature


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You're in for a dose of natural beauty. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:38 PM Nature

Chicago Botanic Garden is really showing off. more

Mar 8, 2017 3:48 PM Nature


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Spring represents hope, new beginnings and getting outdoors. more

Mar 7, 2017 3:56 PM EXPLORE

It doesn't cost a lot to make fantastic memories. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:58 PM PLAY

Think our city isnt prime stargazing territory? Think again. more

Aug 4, 2016 3:58 PM Outdoor Fun

Three things to do for sure if you haven't already! more

Jun 15, 2016 8:24 PM Nature

When the weather begins to cool down and school begins again, it's the perfect time to visit your favorite nature center. more

Aug 17, 2015 2:13 PM Nature

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Palos Forest Preserve, Cook County

Get back to nature! We found the best forest preserves in the five surrounding counties. more

Apr 16, 2015 7:49 PM EXPLORE

Want to enjoy the great outdoors but aren't the biggest wildlife fan? We've got a list of campgrounds that are sure to please any family. more

Jun 18, 2013 5:23 PM Nature

Urban fishing? Yep, it's a real thing, and it's happening all over Chicago this summer. Get hooked! more

May 14, 2010 3:02 PM Nature