40-foot limestone cliffs, a stream, beautiful waterfalls, and a pond–all on Chicago’s South Side
Troll-hunting at Morton Arboretum (act fast; they’re going away next spring)
Beautiful, secluded beaches, towering sand dunes, and top-notch hiking trails just 50 miles from Chicago
Secluded beaches, towering cliffs, great camping, shipwrecks, and lighthouses
Great hiking and fantastic views of the Missipppi and Apple Rivers
The perfect paddling adventure for beginners just an hour from Chicago
A beautiful and tranquil nature center on Chicago’s Southwest Side
The wildest place in Cook County
Hawks and hills, sloughs and snakes, and ghosts and buried nuclear waste, oh my!
The fascinating story of an environmental pioneer
These were the topics of the 10 most-popular articles last month at my blog, Nature in Chicagoland, as selected by my readers. Here are links to the articles. Thank you very much for checking out my blog and for your support. I really enjoy educating people about the best nature spots in Chicagoland and look forward to covering many other great spots in the coming months such as Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Belmont Prairie, Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, and the Galena area.
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