Explore the Fort Sheridan Preserve

Once a U.S. Army base, Fort Sheridan is now a preserve with picturesque views.¬†Exploring Fort Sheridan, you’ll see several bird and plant species not found anywhere else in the region. Preserve History  The Army used Fort Sheridan as a base between 1887 and 1993. It took almost a decade to secure both congressional and presidential […]

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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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