Outdoors

Bike, hike, ski, snowshoe and marvel at the best trails in the Midwest that intersect here. Paddle into the scenic Fox River via kayak or canoe. Play golf on lush green courses and boat, fish or hunt at our state wildlife area. Wade in a natural quarry and sun on the sandy beach. Be amazed by swooping bald eagles and snowy egrets and other wildlife. Our trails are waiting...

Embrace our wide open spaces...in the Aurora Area!

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Step back in time a few years and enjoy clean, old-fashioned outdoor fun at Abbey Farms. Unique – no haunting themes, no electronic games, no gimmicks, just clean old-fashioned out....
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All Spoked Up has the best variety of kids, cruisers, road, mountain, fixed gear and BMX bicycles, along with the highest quality and best price service/rep.....
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Best variety of kids, cruisers, road, mountain, fixed gear and BMX bicycles along with the high quality and best price service and repair center. Also carry a full line of skateboa....
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Over 40 acres of woodland assortment of native shrubs and a wet soil valley.....
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In cold weather the Batavia Depot Pond is frozen over and available to ice fun! Grab some skates and head on over. ....
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As the centerpiece of downtown Batavia, the Riverwalk extends along the Depot Pond and Fox River to a north point pavilion, where grand views of the Fox River are available.....
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Outdoor skate park for skateboarders and rollerbladers. Open in good weather conditions only.....
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The park is over 22 acres and is the location of several baseball fields and a playground. There is walkway around the play area, beautiful shade trees to sit under and permanent p....
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The park, located between Hydraulic Street and the Fox River, is a favorite of visitors and residents during the summertime months and a new ice skating rink in the winter. The Mar....
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Miles of wooded trails and a beautiful quarry lake suitable for hiking, horseback, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.....
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The park is 9.6 acres and includes two basketball courts, playground, picnic area, shelter, informal ball and soccer field and water access. ....
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Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Admission to Blackberry Farm includes unlimited rid....
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Named as one of the best golf courses in the Chicagoland area by Chicagoland Golf Magazine, Blackberry Oaks is a public, 18-hole championship golf course designed by the late David....
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Bliss Woods Forest Preserve has long been a favorite preserve in the south part of Kane County. At this special preserve, visitors can see a unique and increasingly rare geologic f....
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Also known as: Waubonsie Creek Park & baseball field. This lighted facility has 2 baseball fields and parking for approximately 250. For permitting requests, contact Communit....
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Chicago Premium Outlets is the largest outlet center in the Chicago market and ninth largest outdoor outlet mall in North America. Located 38 miles west of downtown Chicago off Int....
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1/2 block south of Illinois Avenue, between Highland Avenue and May Street. • 5 acres, • 4 informal ball fields, • Sand volleyball court, • Basketball court, • Informal soccer fiel....
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Cruisin' Waves is proud to present to the public Go-Float electric boats. The Go-Float Electric Boat Company is based out of Fergus Falls, Minnesota and is another fine example of ....
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Hiking, nature preserve, equestrian trails.....
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Dickson-Murst Farm was in the Dickson family for more than 150 years. Now it is a historical farm, open several times a year, to show farming circa 1940.....
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Whether you're interested in science or just fishing in the ponds near the American Bison herd you're welcome at Fermilab. Take a self-guided tour of the laboratory, the Art Galler....
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An environmental science program operating exclusively within the boundaries of Fermilab. Their mission is to restore, manage, and conserve Fermilab's natural areas in support of t....
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28 acres, barn, playground, picnic shelter....
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Half acre, picnic area, boys AAU Travel Basketball Tryouts....
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Paintball outings, equipment and rentals. Hosts scenario games with 200-300 players. 60 Acres of the best paintball fields, 14 different fields, 3 Speedball Tournament fields.....
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The Fox River Trail features 43 miles of scenic biking, hiking, jogging or cross-country skiing. Paved and sometimes hilly this trail is a favorite because it meanders along the Fo....
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Freeman's offers canoe and kayak rental, bait & tackle, metal detectors, fly tying supplies, fishing & hunting licenses. Call to schedule a trip. Freeman's is your one-stop-shop fo....
       
Garfield Park is located on 28 acres at Church and Sheffer Roads. Amenities include two Little League fields (Dolan & Andrews), horseshoe courts, a roller hockey rink, a playground....
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Zero-depth sand beach, two islands, youth water slide, drop slide and diving tower with two- and four-meter platforms. Kid tested and family approved. This beach features a sand bo....
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Bike and nature trails, hiking, nature preserve and picnic areas.....
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90 acres, picnic shelters, lake, horse arena, sledding hill, baseball diamond.....
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30 acres of wetlands and prairie grasses, walking path, bridge, picnic shelter and interpretative signs. ADA accessible.....
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At just under 400 acres, located west of Yorkville and stretching for nearly a mile along the Fox River the 5.5 mile upgraded trail system leads visitors through a variety of habit....
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The Fox Valley Park District skate parks are environments built for skateboarding, roller skating and biking. The quarter pipes, handrails, ramps and more provide space for practic....
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We welcome you to experience Illinois’ premier National Scenic Byway, the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Rediscover the charm of the American road trip on this famed highway. Today t....
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Red Oak 16-mile loop that includes the Fox River Trail and the Aurora and Batavia branches of the Illinois Prairie Path. Former right-of-way for the old Chicago Aurora & Elgin elec....
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The Sandwich Park District and the City of Sandwich built an ice skating rink at James Knight Park. The 75’x 160' rink is operational during winter months as is possible with freez....
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Experience the best of autumn and Christmas at Larson’s Family Farm. Fall features include pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds and squash. Hayrides and bonfires available on October wee....
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Traditional Christmas story drive-through neighborhood where residents each display a part of the original Christmas story complete with all the biblical characters: wise men, came....
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Mingle with other pet owners and let your dog get some exercise off-leash at the Lincoln Park Dog Park.....
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86-acre preserve of northern flatlands with diverse native flora and unique vegetation.....
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Enjoy the Midwest's newest whitewater paddle destination featuring 1,100 feet of whitewater, scenic river walk and picturesque bridge. Located on Yorkville's scenic Bicentennial Ri....
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Mastodon Island & West Recreation Area is located at Phillips Park. The Mastodon Peninsula site features a tusk maze and a mastodon slide. The gazebo, complete with tiered seating,....
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This park has been re-named "Coach Wilbert Walters Park"....
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Aurora’s first park recently underwent a $700,000 renovation and now features an interactive fountain in which to cool off in the summer, new entryways, a decorative wrought-iron f....
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Located at the corner of North Lake Street and Illinois Avenue, beside Prisco Community Center. Fox River Trail passes through it and it is also the location of part of Aurora's an....
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This twenty acre park has recreational opportunities for all ages. It is host to five softball diamonds and one diamond for tee ball play. It has a four-court tennis court, a Game ....
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The setting of free summer concerts and the annual Montgomery Days Festival. ....
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Premier example of environmental restoration and a fine national oasis in an urban setting. This forest preserve has a 55-acre lake/marsh complex that provides excellent opportunit....
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Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with ....
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Phillips Park Golf Course can be played from three different tee boxes with the Championship tee measuring just under 6,200 yards and the forward tees measuring 4,800 yards. The c....
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Free and open year-round the beloved Phillips Park Zoo is home to Bald Eagles, a Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owl, Cooper's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Wolves, Couga....
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Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor water park. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly water park features 19 water slides, a separate kiddie pool ....
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Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat – an ideal setting for visitors to learn about th....
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117 acres, picnic shelter, 2.9 mile trail system.....
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It's time to SPLASH and have a BLAST this Summer! Yorkville's water spray park is open from 10 am - 7 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting). To activate the water, hold....
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Enjoy a free live, evening concert while relaxing by North Aurora's beautiful Riverfront Park. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket or enjoy a delicious slice of pizza ....
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Rocktown Adventures is a specialty outdoor retailer and adventure club. They offer sales, rentals, lessons, guided trips and related apparel for kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle....
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Enjoy 13 different spray features throughout the 1,800 square feet of a wetted concrete surface. There are two shade structures for your comfort away from the sun, picnic tables, ....
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Featured on The Golf Scene with Steve Kashul and Heralded as one of Chicagoland's best buys for 18 holes, Settler's Hill is a favorite in Kane County and beyond. Here links, parkla....
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A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days,....
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Solfisburg Park, at Ohio Street and Indian Avenue, provides one Little League field (Frett), one Pony League field (Lancaster) and one Legion League field (Bernard) with lighting.....
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Spirit Farms is dedicated to the forward progress of farming in our nation. By the year 2050, our planet’s population will grow to over 9 billion people. America’s farmers are lead....
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Wet and wonderful with deluxe tube slides, 1,100-foot lazy river, zero-depth pools, small-kids' play attractions and sand-activity areas.....
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Spring Bluff has U-pick Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, honey, pumpkins, harvest decorations, nursery/greenhouse. Spring Bluff Nursery was established i....
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3 lit baseball diamonds with clay infields -up to 90’ bases. Concession stand, bathrooms, shelter and picnic area. Parking for 150 cars.....
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Newly expanded Stuart Sports Complex has become one of the Midwest’s premier athletic venues, hosting over 4,000 games a year and helping to meet the ever-growing demand for sports....
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Wetland restoration. Includes picnic tables, an overlook and walking trails.....
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4 ball fields, playground, dog park, concessions, picnic shelter, natural wetland, open space.....
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Take a kayaking class or a kayaking trip with an ACA certified instructor on the beautiful Fox River, Batavia. It's fun and informative. Check out some videos on what you will ....
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This trail is 9 miles from Ohio Street, south of Montgomery, northwest to Bliss Woods on Bliss Road, north of Sugar Grove. The Fox River is crossed on a covered bridge and includes....
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This quaint park is the location of various downtown events and markets.....
       
Sugar Grove Campus....
       
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Waubonsie Lake Park is an outdoor gem. A winding paved trail encircles a beautiful lake. Amenities include modern pavilion, playground, trails, restrooms and ice rinks in the winte....
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58 acres with baseball and softball fields, two basketball courts, hiking or running trails, roller hockey court and 100-car parking lot.....
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This premier public golf course was designed by architect Greg Martin on the farmland locally known as "The Ridge" in 2007. The front nine plays as a links-style course, while the ....
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1/2 block south of Illinois Avenue, between Highland Avenue and May Street. • 5 acres, • 4 informal ball fields, • Sand volleyball court, • Basketball court, • Informal so....
       
Wilder Park, on North Lake Street/Route 31, between West Park Place and Vine Street, provides gardens, benches, a Vietnam Memorial, an Aurora Policemen's Memorial and grassy tree s....
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Windy City Soaring Association is a non-profit organization (club) dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of soaring (flying sailplanes aka gliders). Based at Hinckley Airpor....
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Yak Shack makes paddling possible. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner looking for lessons or an expert looking to gear up, they've got what you need to get on the water! Sel....
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The City of Aurora and Zagster, Inc. launched a new bike-share program that will provide Aurora visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town. 18 cruise....
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