The Best Biking Trails in Des Plaines

Bikes beside trees along one of the trails in Des Plaines

Enjoying a bike ride is a great way to get some exercise while at the same time taking in the area’s picturesque scenery. The Forest Preserves of Cook County offers 200 miles of paved trails and 100 miles of unpaved paths for cyclists of all abilities to explore. Destinations include: Deer Grove Forest Preserve  Founded […]

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People Are Raven about this Bird Sanctuary

A sandpiper runs across a wet, glistening beach.

Did you know that bird watching is the second fastest growing hobby in the United States? If you would like to give it a try, grab your binoculars and head to the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary. More than 300 species have been spotted here, including some of the rarest birds ever recorded in Illinois. Birds […]

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Find an Array of Attractions Along the Lakefront Trail

people on a trail

Whether you would like to hike, bike, or explore an array of attractions, you can do all these things and more on the Lakefront Trail.  It meanders for eighteen miles through stunning lakefront neighborhoods, and highlights found along the way include: Navy Pier  Known as Chicago’s lakefront treasure, the Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring […]

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