An excellent destination if you’re tired of the flat, boring topography of most of Chicagoland
More than 200 Native American burial mounds in what many consider to be one of the most beautiful areas of the Upper Mississippi River Valley
A beautiful nature area with easy trails, a nature center with live animals and a play area for children, and much more
The wildest nature spot in Cook County
A poem about a “lost” hiker
The remnants of the Manhattan Project…and some great hiking and biking opportunities
A great place to learn about Midwest fur trade history and check out great views of the Des Plaines River
These were the topics of the 7 most-popular articles this month at my blog, Nature in Chicagoland, as selected by my readers. Here are links to the articles.
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