SCC – website heros – nature centers and farms

Nature Centers & Farms

Each of our nature centers and farms offers programs and immersive educational experiences about our plant and animal neighbors, which includes a small herd of elk occupying a 17-acre pasture in Busse Woods. Who knew?!

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SCC – website heros – biking


Why weave around traffic when you can weave around the lakes, meadows and forests Outside Chicago instead? With magnificent miles and miles of paved trails, your ride could be a lot more scenic (and safer).

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SCC – website heros – hiking


Our network of trails offers the perfect natural setting for a rejuvenating walk or a sweaty workout. And with over 350 miles to choose from, you can gain a new perspective each and every time.

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More outside inspiration

Get expert tips, read about real experiences and discover new places to visit throughout
suburban Cook County.

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