Posts tagged "Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve"

30 Days of Biking Day 2: What a difference a year makes!

30 Days of Biking Day 2: What a difference a year makes!
I’m starting to get used to this 30 Days of Biking thing… I wait until mid-day, throw on a couple of layers, put on my North Face jacket, pull my knit cap over my ears, slip on my full-finger gloves and head out to one of my favorite “lunchtime loops” for a half-hour or more.... Read more »

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop

30 Days of Biking Day 4: Loving the Lunchtime Loop
Just in case you’ve been wondering what 30 Days of Biking is all about… “30 Days of Biking has one rule…  Bike somewhere every day for 30 days – around the block, 20 miles to work, whatever suits you – then share your adventures online.  We advocate daily bicycling because we believe it enriches lives... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »
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Cuba Marsh: Diverse Illinois Scenery in Your Own Backyard

A 500-foot long boardwalk across the marsh itself, named after Forest Preserve District board member Keith Peterson.
If taking in beautiful scenery is on your weekend to-do list, you might be surprised to find a sampling of Illinois’ natural diversity practically in your own backyard. Native prairie? Check.  Woods?  Check.  Wetlands?  Check.  Tall pines?  Check.  Lakes?  Check.  Hills?  Check.  Wildlife?  Check. The Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve offers a sampling of “all of... Read more »

As Seen On A Bike: March Meanderings

Typical scenery along the Des Plaines River Trail Lake County section, north of Lake Cook Road
There’s not much time to write when there’s beautiful weather to ride. Here are a few places I’ve seen from the saddle of my bike during the last week…