Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

Thorn Creek Woods Nature  Preserve Center is located in Will County, Illinois, close to the town of Park Forest. It is part of Will County’s Forest Preserve District. Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve is located at 247 Monee Road in Park Forest, about 0.25 miles north of Stunkel Road. The preserve is open daily from […]

Bartel Grassland Land and Water Reserve

The 585-acre Bartel Grassland and Water Reserve is a flat, wet landscape that was formerly used for agricultural purposes and is now home to a growing number of native plant and bird species. It was formerly divided into sections by hedgerows. Visitors are able to see how natural processes have been encouraged thanks to restoration […]

Millennium Park

The Splash Pad at Millennium Park in Homewood is excellent for families to cool off in the summer. There are numerous shady picnic areas and a picnic shelter nearby. There are also plenty of grassy areas where you can curl up on a blanket, bring lawn chairs, read a book, watch the kids play in […]

Flossmoor,IL Park

Flossmoor residents have many options for leisure and recreation, whether it’s a walk in the park, a speciality program, or a round of golf. The Homewood Park District and the Flossmoor, IL, Park District merged in 1969 to form the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, which has 43.5 acres of land. Almost four decades later, the district […]

Dolphin Lake Park

Looking for a new bike? Participate in the 2022 Fishing Derby to win fantastic prizes! All anglers—who want to be anglers!—you are welcome. It’s the ideal time to introduce kids to this relaxing recreational activity. An adult must accompany the children. Do you require a pole? Get one from Irons Oaks. Do you require bait? […]

Homewood Railroad Viewing Platform

Homewood Railroad Viewing Platform is an excellent location for viewing Canadian National’s ex-Illinois Central main line. It is easily accessible by taking the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) south from downtown Chicago to the Tri-State Tollway (I-80). About two miles west on the Tri-State, exit at Halsted Street (Illinois Rte. 1). Turn right at 183rd Street […]

Ravisloe Country Club

Ravisloe Country Club’s pristine grounds were designed by renowned golf course architect Donald Ross and feature rolling mounds, deep bunkers, and challenging greens. Ravisloe also hosts breathtaking weddings, golf outings, and special events that cater to your every need. Ravisloe is the ideal setting for any event, with a sister property in La Banque Hotel […]

Do Voles Come In The House

Voles are small mammals that appear cute and harmless, but their proclivity to dig causes them to cause damage. They are frequently confused with moles or mice, but they are neither. The meadow vole, also known as the meadow mouse, is a rodent that is related to but not the same as a mouse. Do […]

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

IT’S CERTAINLY NOT SMALL, BUT THIS Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is a true hidden gem. The space is filled with massive, eye-catching works by some of art history’s greats, spread across 100 acres of sprawling prairie land. The landscape is currently dotted with 29 large-scale pieces by artists such as Mark di Suvero, John Henry, […]

Old Plank Road Trail

View the Trail Map The Old Plank Road Trail, which connects the Chicago Heights and Joliet suburbs, offers views of oak trees, sugar maples, prairie grasses, and wildflowers peeking up through the underbrush. The trail follows a Native American trail later used by fur trappers and early settlers around Lake Michigan. Business interests later purchased […]