The pedestrian trail just south of Fullerton Ave. (2300 N) and both the pedestrian and bike trails from Oak St. to Ohio St. are CLOSED until further notice. Salt trucks & plows will be out on the trail today. View a map of wet pavement cautionary areas along the lakefront and please heed the warning signs in these areas.
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