This resource section of the site has links to help connect you to the great outdoors, near and far.
Meet Up Group :
Here’s a link to MeetUp group I formed to help connect folks to local outdoors as well as other adventures near by. Feel free to join up, it’s free. Join in a meet-up or make a suggestion. We’re trying to have a wide variety of activities from mild, to wild.
Waterfall Glen :
2,689 acres of trees, trails and open sky are just a 5 minute bike ride away from Downtown Lemont. A favorite climb is just east of Signal Hill on the gravel double track. It’s just over half a mile long. The “big” loop is fantastic in the winter or the summer.
Cook County Forest Preserve :
Palos Trail System : Incredible mountain bike trail network. Some of the best single track in the chicagoland area
Link to Cook County Forest Preserve map
Learn to Geocache :
Here’s the most popular Geocaching site. These days it’s handy that you can either use a GPS unit or a smart phone to track down caches. The Heritage Quarries have 9-10 caches and the Township Prairie has 4-5. Good fun for all.
Click here to go to the Geochaching main site.
Camp Sagawau Environmental Learning Center :
New learning center combined with nice Cross Country Skiing trails. When there’s enough snow, they’re open for rentals. This area is a great place to learn up to intermediates. The canyon with the waterfall are pretty cool to check out.
Click here for info.
Options to track your own outdoor activities :
Garmin Connect :
This is a free service for Garmin users. I’ve used this site the longest and it seems to be the most accurate.
This is also a free online service that works with many different SmartPhones. I started a Street Team on RunKeeper, feel free to join up to learn where others might be enjoying the outdoors or throw down and get competitive..
Thanks and feel free to contact me with any questions or corrections.
– Keith N.