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Nature & Outdoors
DuPage

Whether you’re into hiking, running, biking, walking or simply birdwatching – we invite you to venture outdoors in DuPage. Listen to the sounds of nature. Observe the beautiful sunsets on the horizon. Connect yourself to the natural world around you.

Your Dose of Nature 365 Days A Year

Explore the beautiful outdoors by unplugging, reflecting and discovering DuPage County this winter. Peacefully roam or actively explore 500 miles of trails, 60 forest preserves and 30 lakes and ponds – never more than 10 minutes away.

Notice the snow-covered trees and their branches glistening in the breeze, observe the waterways that have frozen over or have slowed in motion and make note of the unique sounds of nature.

Start with an adventure to a local forest preserve. Consider their recommended "Top 10” activities including walking a trail less traveled, bird watching, biking, having a playdate with your furry best friend, or just pausing and reflecting to calm the spirit, body and mind.

Take the family out to Fermilab Natural Areas to watch the Bison roam in their heavy winter coats of hair.

Head out to The Morton Arboretum or Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) and become immersed in acres of winter nature.

Feed your inner animal at Brookfield or Cosley Zoo.

DuPage is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground year-round. Schedule your playdate today!

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