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THE 8 MOST-POPULAR STORIES AT NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND IN JUNE 2020

A great canoeing/kayaking/hiking destination in the Chicago area 40-foot limestone cliffs, a stream, beautiful waterfalls, and a fishing pond–all in a Chicago neighborhood A south suburban nature center with a beautiful lake and easy hiking trails Nearly 22 acres of restored woodlands, wetlands, a play area for kids, and a pond on the far North … Continue reading THE 8 MOST-POPULAR STORIES AT NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND IN JUNE 2020

20+ Great Destinations on Chicago’s South Side and in the Southland to Check Out This Weekend and Beyond

Looking for something to do this weekend and beyond? If so, check out these 20+ great places on Chicago’s South Side and in its south and southwest suburbs. I’ve also included Indiana Dunes National Park, our nation’s newest national park, and it’s just as beautiful neighbor, Indiana Dunes State Park. These gems are just about … Continue reading 20+ Great Destinations on Chicago’s South Side and in the Southland to Check Out This Weekend and Beyond

Belmont Prairie and More Than 25 Other Prairies in Chicagoland to Visit and Enjoy

Willa Cather, one of my favorite authors, once described the Midwest (especially Nebraska) as a “Sea of Grass.” But farms, miles of pavement, and cities and suburbs have replaced much of this vast ecosystem. This is especially true in Illinois, which is misleadingly known as the “Prairie State.” Approximately 60 percent of Illinois, or about … Continue reading Belmont Prairie and More Than 25 Other Prairies in Chicagoland to Visit and Enjoy

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