Tomorrow is the first day of fall! I don't think I really grew to appreciate this season until I was unemployed for four months last fall. I was freaking out and had to get out of the apartment and away from job hunting, so I took long walks around the city. I eventually got a job, and I now have some great recomendations on where to go to enjoy the changing leaves!
North Pond Nature Sanctuary
I've always said that Lincoln Park is underrated. It's gorgeous! One thing I used to love to do was buy a loaf of bread, walk down to the North Pond Nature Sanctuary and feed the ducks. It sounds sad and depressing, but I promise it's a lot of fun. Especially when the rest of the birds catch on to what you're doing, and you end up feeling like you're in a Hitchcock film.
I do have to confess that I don't go to the South Side very often. I sort of happened here by chance when I was performing at the DuSable Museum. I'm really glad I did because it's huge and has about a million different things to see. And if you want to tie in a little fitness, there are a bunch of walking trails through the park.
You'd be surprised at how big this park is! It's sort of hidden in Lincoln Square, and the only reason I found it was because I was trying to cut through from Lincoln to Montrose. This is one of those great places where you can sit under a tree with a book for hours. You might even forget you're in the city.