Canoe or Kayak
If you own a canoe or kayak, you can enjoy a beautiful 8.5 mile stretch of the Salt Creek as it twists and turns on its way to the Des Plaines River. Launching from Bemis Woods North, you will travel east mirroring the Salt Creek Trail. This trip will take you through Brookfield Zoo and end at the Plank Road Meadow boat Launch where Salt Creek meets the Des Plaines River.
Salt Creek Trail
Salt Creek Trail is a nice peaceful walk through woods and lake reseviors that passes over the creek itself. You can link to the prarie path as well as the busse trail too with multiple on and off spots along the way. Its an easy trail to ride or walk amongst quiet peaceful scenery. To get here you can take the 330 Pace Bus South from Ohare Airport and and get off at Cermak and walk in either direction.