8 Amazing State Parks Around Chicago That Will Blow You Away
When you’re constantly surrounded by concrete, nothing is more refreshing than getting back to nature. Forget about skyscrapers, paved sidewalks, and honking cars and go to one of these state parks in Chicago where the smog can’t get you.
These little pockets of nature will help you unwind and get a fresh breath of air. Keep scrolling for all the best places to hike in and around Chicago.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.