Into the Wild on Chicago’s North Shore

The heat is easing so break out of your air-conditioned house, and get into the wild.

The North Shore has many wonderful nature preserves to explore. As this video shows, from a compact urban oasis to a sweeping expanse of pristine lakefront, you can find a perfect spot to experience our area’s beautiful landscapes in their natural state, without the crowds.

For more information about the places shown in the video, follow these links:

Keay Nature Learning Center, Wilmette
Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie
Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, Ft. Sheridan
Ryerson Woods Conservation Area, Riverwoods