Category: Cook County Forest Preserve

Top 5 Best Chicago Outdoor Fall Weekend Escapes 2015

With Chicago hotspots like the Shedd Aquarium hitting capacity during fall weekends, you might want to think “outside” and enjoy some of the great natural areas the Chicago region has to offer.  Some quiet time in the woods can help you regain your emotional sanity, and stretch your legs at the same time.  Shorter trails... Read more »

Discover Hidden Sites and Summer Fun with the Passport to Adventure!

Discover Hidden Sites and Summer Fun with the Passport to Adventure!
Looking for a reason to get outdoors and discover some local history and fun? The Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association kicked off their annual Passport to Adventure program Memorial Day weekend. Kids (and inquisitive adults) can pick up a free passport book at local museums and nature centers in DuPage and Kane counties. The books include... Read more »

Free Fall & Halloween Family Activities This Weekend Around Chicago

It’s fall in Chicago and that means it is time for Halloween activities. However, the cost of pumpkin farms and other Halloween fun can add up quickly. Instead of shelling out big bucks at the pumpkin patch, you can enjoy these free events with your family this weekend. Keep in mind, these events are free... Read more »
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5 Fun Family Fall Activities This Weekend

Looking for a fun way to spend this warm weekend around Chicago? Well, here are five fun activities that can help you get out and enjoy the weather this weekend around Chicagoland. 1. Brookfield Zoo: While Boo at the Zoo does not start until October 19th, Brookfield Zoo is still a top pick for this... Read more »

Take Mom Outdoors

Mother’s Day is May 12, 2013, and there is still time to plan a wonderful nature-filled afternoon with mom. Both Chicago and the Chicago suburbs have numerous events that focus on spending time outdoors with the special mom in your life.   River Forest: Woodland Walk on Mother’s Day From 1:00-2:00 pm the Trailside Museum... Read more »

7 Free and Fun Outdoor Wild Chicago Activities This Weekend

Spring into fun this weekend with these free and fun activities at Chicago and Chicagoland forest preserves. These events promise family fun while helping kids learn about the world around them. 1.    Willowbrook Wildlife Center: Return of the Large Predators Learn about the return of large predators like wolves, bears and cougars to Illinois. After... Read more »
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