Discover our favorite places to visit and things to do in Cook County’s woodlands, prairies and wetlands. Take a look at the various ways to enjoy Cook County (Winter – Spring – Summer – Fall).
5 Great Hikes
Deer Grove (Palatine)
Little Red Schoolhouse (Palos Hills)
Harms Woods (Glenview)
Catherine Chevalier & Robinson Woods (Franklin Park).
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Get the fine details on what’s in the preserves near you by downloading a pdf of one of the District’s new regional maps.
Northwest Cook County
North Cook County
Central Cook County
Southwest Cook County
South Cook County
Rapid Color Guides
The Field Museum has developed these excellent rapid color guides to plants and animals of the Chicago Region. Download one or all and see what you can find and learn more about in the forest preserves.