Photo from Northwest Quarterly Live, by David C. Olson

For well over a century, Chicago-area residents have been drawn to the wilderness as a refuge from stressful city life.

And in the northern collar counties, many residents are familiar with conservation areas where they can walk, hike, bike, birdwatch and further enjoy nature, places like Glacial Park near Ringwood, North Branch Preserve near Richmond, Four Season Nature Preserve near Lake Geneva and Peterkin Pond in Walworth County. . .

Enjoy the complete article online:

Skip to content