Hiking in Chicago
Whether you want a beachfront hike in Chicago, or a woodsy hike that can take you all the way to Wisconsin, you'll find some beautiful trails if you know where to look. Try beach trail starting near Recreation Drive on the lakefront for an easy-to-get-to hike; make sure you walk through the bird sanctuary there. Or, drive to River Forest and enjoy the Forest Preserve trails. Starved Rock and the Indiana Sand Dunes are also a short drive away and a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.