Outdoors

Do’s and don’ts for Starved Rock State Park

Mother Nature puts on a colorful show during the fall.

3 Farmers Markets that will have you stoked for autumn

Gourds, pumpkins and apples, oh my!

4 winter festivals that are worth the chill

The struggle is real in a Chicago winter, but these festivals make it so much better.

Nature centers in the Western suburbs for every kind of kid

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

Beach bumming: 7 of the best places for sand and sun

We may not live on a coast, but Chicago does beaches right.

The best camping sites within a 90-minute drive of Chicago

Have an itch to sleep under the stars and get some fresh air with the family? These are your best, and most convenient, bets.

The must-see forest preserves in your county

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

6 thrills and chills: Snow tubing fun around Chicago

The snow is here and there's few things better than grabbing a tube and sliding down a huge hill at top speed!

Unusual farmers market finds in Chicago and the burbs

Fresh from foodie Emily Paster, three farmers market treats you might not have tried before, but should.
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