These Locally-Owned Stores Have Everything You Need For Outdoor Fun

Man in a locally-owned sporting goods store shopping for backpacking and camping supplies

Spending time outdoors is an ideal way to unwind, get exercise, and enjoy natural beauty at the same time. And best of all, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round. Head to one of these locally-owned stores where you’ll find everything you need for year-round fun: Cook’s  Cook’s was originally called Carolina Home & Auto Supply […]

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Put Your Best Foot Forward: Hiking Trails in Lombard

Couple hiking with a dog during autumn

Whether this is your first time hiking or your fiftieth, Lombard, Illinois has quality hiking trails. So get motivated and get outside and reach your fitness goals. Lombard is home to gorgeous parks and hiking in suburban settings. We’ll cover simple trails as well as more complicated ones. All of them are easy to reach […]

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Meet the Birds at the Lyman Woods Nature Center

Portrait of a Great Horned Owl.

Just five minutes from City View at the Highlands is scenic destination featuring prairie, oak wood, and marsh habitats that support over 350 species of native plants. We’re talking about the┬áLyman Woods Nature Preserve, and it’s one of the last examples of the pre-settlement landscape that once dominated the Downers Grove area. History Reverend Orange […]

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