Day Hiking

Perkins Woods

Evanston’s Only Forest Preserve While reviewing satellite maps of the Chicago area to find off-the-beaten-path hikes, I noticed a little square patch of forest near an elementary school called Perkins Woods. A square block of… Read More »Perkins Woods

Thatcher Woods

Hiking near the Trailside Museum of Natural History Within the expansive Thatcher woods lies a historic, 1876 mansion. This structure is now known as the Trailside Museum of Natural History. The mansion was periodically used… Read More »Thatcher Woods

The Best Hiking Apps

One of the things we love most about hiking is the opportunity to unplug from the daily grind and get away from our screens. That said, technology can be harnessed in the wild to enrich… Read More »The Best Hiking Apps

Linne Woods

Flooded Out on the North Branch Located in Morton Grove, Linne Woods is a forest preserve on the north side, bordered by Dempster Ave, Lehigh Ave, and Beckwith Road, just west of the Edens. It… Read More »Linne Woods