Don’t Miss the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Orchid plant at a botanic garden

Nestled in nearby Glencoe is a place of ever-changing beauty—especially the colorful orchid show. We’re talking about the Chicago Botanic Garden, featuring 27 spectacular gardens over 385 acres.  The garden is especially well-known for its Orchid Show. This year, the fun takes place from February 8th through March 22nd. The theme highlights these tropical flowers […]

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Fun at the Mayslake Forest Preserve

Crappie being released back to the lake by a fisherman in a forest preserve at Learn More About Mayslake Forest

Just nine minutes from City View at the Highlands is a ninety-acre preserve featuring historical buildings and plenty of recreational fun. It’s called Mayslake Forest Preserve, and the land comes complete with wetlands, lakes, and restored prairies. This is an ideal place to spend time in nature while also learning new things. Visitors can explore […]

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