Earth Day 2017 is officially being celebrated on Saturday, April 23, and a number of park districts, forest preserves and towns have ways you can encourage a love for nature and interest in environmental issues.
A (sweet) guide to maple syrup and maple sugaring events in Chicago’s far western suburbs.
On a bitterly cold winter day, my family had a wonderful time at Brookfield Zoo – and it only cost us $10. By taking advantage of the zoo’s generous calendar of free days during the winter, you can have a great time at Brookfield on the cheap, too!
If you think there is nothing to do at the Indiana Dunes outside the summer swimming season, you’d be wrong. My family visited on a warm September weekend, and we had a great time not only at the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan but we also found plenty to do away from the beach.
Whether your family wants to find a no-frills orchard where the emphasis is all on apple picking — or a spot that offers corn mazes, jumping pillows and more — you’ll find the perfect place in the Go West Guide to Northern Illinois Apple Orchards.
The Passport to Adventure program, sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Alliance, is a fun way to check out lots of new museums, nature centers, historical sites and more this summer.
Unfortunately, Lake View Nature Center closed in June 2016 due to budget issues. We’ll let you know if it reopens!
Here’s a list of creative, free ideas for places where your kids can play indoors in Chicago’s western suburbs when the weather outside is too cold or rainy.
If your family would like to try camping this summer or fall, but maybe want to stay close to home or have some help getting started, this is the guide for you!
The latest in our series of reader-submitted reviews of indoor play places is the “Nature Discovery Room” at Peck Farm Park Interpretative Center in Geneva. This small room offers nature-focused toys, puzzles, puppets and exhibits. It is free and open every day.