20 of the Best Sledding Hills in Chicago and the Suburbs

With all of the snow we’ve received this winter, conditions are perfect for sledding. Here is a guide to the best sled hills around Chicago and the suburbs. Remember to check the weather and hill conditions before heading to your destination. Buffalo Grove Willow Stream Park 600 Farrington DriveThe sled hill is lighted until 11 […]

9 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Chicago

After being stuck inside all winter (and, let’s face it, most of spring), are you ready to enjoy the great outdoors? We know we are! Whether you are a self-proclaimed survivalist looking for a backwoods adventure or a city slicker wanting to reconnect with nature, here are nine ways to take advantage of the summer […]

4 Ways to Nurture a Love of Nature

Turn your little ones into nature lovers with these fun activities—no batteries required.   Become an Animal Detective It sounds simple, but one of the best ways to help kids appreciate a love of nature is to take them on a walk,” says Rafael Rosa, Vice President of Education at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. “You […]

Nature In the Northern Suburbs

Chicago and wilderness don’t really go together. But nature is less than a gas tank away. Really. School’s been out for a month, and your kids may be asking for all-day marathons of TV Land or Playstation. It’s hard not to cave once in a while, but if your parental guilt is getting the best […]