in Chicago, IL
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Find this hidden garden resembling a river meandering through a midwestern prairie behind the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Follow the stone walk encircling the lily pool and discover a pavilion, council ring, and native plants from mid-April to mid-November.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022 Directions
Stroll through all 385 acres and 24 gardens of the Chicago Botanic Garden. You'll stroll through the Landscape Gardens, Fruit and Vegetable Garden, Heritage Garden, Waterfall Garden, Japanese Garden and the English Walled Garden. These specialty displays are just a few of the sights throughout the outdoor botanical oasis.
1601 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614 Directions
Want to try a challenging water adventure that is a lot of fun, experience Stand-Up Paddleboarding "SUP" at Great Lakes Board Company. Providing rentals, lessons, yoga/fitness, expeditions and group activities for a day of fun in the sun.
541 N Fairbanks Ct
Chicago, IL 60611 Directions
Chicago's Beaches offer 6 miles of public beaches with the perfect settings for playing, relaxing and soaking it all in. 28 miles of Chicago Lake Michigan shoreline are full of history and overflowing with skyline views.
Forest Preserves of Cook County
536 N Harlem Ave
River Forest, IL 60305 Directions
The first forest preserve in the nation, the Forest Preserves of Cook County has more than 69,000-acres to escape to. Wildlife, outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities offer something for everyone.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 Directions
Enjoy the Garfield Park Conservatory Outdoor Gardens year round in spring, autumn, or winter. Learn environmental responsibility and conservationism with one of their events, programs, tours or plant care advice.
14245 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048 Directions
Get some insight on how a farmer runs the show at Lambs Farm. The farm is a working facility that explains to guests just exactly how things operate on a farm. Take some time away from farm duties to play outdoors, enjoying mini-golf, riding the mini-train or carousel, and petting some furry friends at the petting zoo.
Montrose Avenue Beach
4400 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60640 Directions
Soak up the sun on the shores of Lake Michigan. Montrose Avenue Beach is just one of the city-owned beaches where you can relax, kayak, fish, swim, enjoy water sports and more. Don't forget your puppy, because the Montrose Beach has two dog beaches.
Windy City Watersports
200 W Montrose Harbor Dr
Chicago, IL 60640 Directions
Make your day a memorable one and snag a jet ski from Windy City Watersports and get ready for an adventure. The only licensed jet ski rental company along the Chicago beach, offering an activity to feel the cool breeze as you ride through the waves on a waverunner.
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