#5 NATURE CENTERS
Lake Katherine Nature Center: Enjoy a beautiful walk through Lake Katherine's Nature Center that includes wildlife viewing (turtles, hawks, birds, and more!), a butterfly garden, waterfall viewing, and there are even canoe/kayak rentals! The visitor center includes more wildlife and insect display if you and the kids need a break from the path. Bonus: The walking path includes art sculptures for your viewing pleasure! Go to www.LakeKatherine.org for more information.
Where: Lake Katherine Nature Center in Palos Heights, IL (click for directions)
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center: Take a stroll through gardens, woods, and along the lily pad pond at The Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center that dates back to 1886! You can also tour the old schoolhouse and learn the history of the nature center, view historical school documents, and learn about the area's wildlife. Go to www.fpdcc.com for more information.
Where: Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs, IL (click for directions)