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Oak Park Art League

Begun in 1921, The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) will soon be celebrating its centennial.  The combination Art Gallery, Art School and Historical Place is always a great place to visit for its permanent...

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Illinois Prairie Path

The Illinois Prairie Path starts in Maywood then travels west through Bellwood, Hillside, Berkeley and beyond.  Spanning nearly 61 miles, it is intended for the non-motorized public.  Dog walkers...

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Wolf Road Prairie Preserve

Located at the corner of Wolf Road and 31st Street in Westchester, the Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve is considered the largest and best quality black soil prairie east of the Mississippi River...

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Thatcher Woods

Following the path of the Des Plaines River through Oak Park and River Forest, Thacker Woods covers 245 acres and has much to see.  “From North Avenue south to Madison Street, the greater Thatcher...

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Salt Creek

Canoe or KayakIf 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...

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Des Plaines River

Canoe or KayakDes Plaines River is closed off to any kind of motor boating making it perfect to test your rowing skills. Be sure to check water conditions with the Forest Preserves of Cook County...

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Salt Creek Trail

The Salt Creek Trail is actually a series of trails put together by The Forest Preserves of Cook County.  Winding their way along the Salt Creek, they start in the east at Riverside, North Riverside...

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