Northwest Chicagoland Preserves
for Free Weekend Getaways & Outdoor Adventures
Bluff Spring Fen (Elgin, Illinois)
Hidden behind a quiet cemetery, this peaceful place is wild and brimming with life: ever-changing worlds of savanna, prairie, and fen that bring enjoyment throughout the seasons.
Lake in the Hills Fen Nature Preserve (Lake in the Hills, Illinois)
Experience the wide-open space of the vast prairie and fen. Hike the rolling terrain and disappear into the horizon.
Shoe Factory Road Prairie (Hoffman Estates, Illinois)
Atop a small, gravelly hill sits a gem of a prairie that puts on summer-long flower shows and provides a fabulous view of the tallgrass prairie below.