Tag: Hiking

Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville – Great Views Await

Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville – Great Views Await

The Goldenrod is in full-bloom throughout DuPage County. The photos below were taken last weekend at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville. If you’ve never been to Greene Valley (just west of Rt 53 on 75th Street), you should check it out.  There are over twelve miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback-riding. The […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Bordering the southeastern edge of DuPage County, is one of the county’s largest forest preserves, Waterfall Glen.  Surrounded by the cities of Woodridge, Darien, Burr Ridge, and Lemont, the preserve completely encapsulates the Argonne National Laboratory property. On a recent Saturday morning, I made my first visit to Waterfall Glen, hiking the entirety of the […]

May 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Tour of Lyman Woods in Downers Grove

A Tour of Lyman Woods in Downers Grove

Lyman Woods occupies the southeast corner of Highland Avenue and 31st Street in Downers Grove. The preserve’s location seems a bit awkward and juxtaposed in contrast to the surrounding tall office buildings, but regardless, Lyman Woods should not be overlooked as a quite, natural respite. I assure you, once you are strolling down one of the wood’s natural, interior trails, the nearby office buildings and major thoroughfares are dwarfed by the scale and majesty of the massive aged oaks.

October 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Starved Rock in Utica, IL – A First-Time Visitor’s Review

Starved Rock in Utica, IL – A First-Time Visitor’s Review

Starved Rock is a perfect getaway from Chicago! Here is my experience from my recent hiking visit (with photos). The park is like no other in Illinois…

June 23, 2011 | By | Reply More