Category: DuPage 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 Chicago's Version of Pablo Escobar's Wild Hippos

Pablo Escobar’s hippos running amuck in the Amazon made the news this week, but while the hippos may be amusing, they bring a bigger issue to the spotlight: invasive species. In recent years, other invasive species have made news in and around Chicago. Two that come to mind are the emerald ash borers that have... 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 »

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 »

Go Wild With These Free Earth Day 2013 Activities and Celebrations

Earth day 2013 is on Monday April 22, and do you have plans to show your appreciation for Mother Nature yet? If not, there is still plenty of time to find fun and meaningful ways to celebrate this natural holiday in Chicago and Chicagoland. Get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather with these five fun... 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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