The bike & pedestrian trails are open in their entirety, but caution must be used at the Oak St. curve where the trail narrows considerably. Additionally, icy conditions are still possible, especially in the morning. Crews are monitoring daily, starting at 6 am. Please exercise caution.
In Chicago’s backyard awaits a nature oasis. Lagoons, dunes, prairie, grasslands, savannas, woodlands and wetlands not only attract more than 250 migrating bird species but also invite adventurers to explore the beauty of native plants and flora. Exploration and relaxation are offered from all natural areas, but the featured natural areas listed below are ones that are well worth visiting. Many of these featured sites offer breath-taking views, unique nature-based activities and most importantly, a break from our busy lives.
We invite you to come and explore the featured natural areas listed below.
View a List of All Natural Areas