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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