Looking for a hiking, exploring experience near Chicago’s O’hare Airport? About ten miles from the airport you can find Schaumburg Park which is an interesting and free nature center that is open to the public. It is located at 1111 E Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, Illinois which is about ten miles from O’hare Airport.
Spring Valley Volkening Heritage farm info gives a glimpse into life on a farm in this region of Illinois in the 19th century. They host living history events from April 1 to October 31. These events involve a recreation of activities on a 19th century farm. The August calendar of events included laundry, rural cooking, barn chores, German sweets and coffee time, bread making and historic gardening.
This colorful rooster roams the farmyard.
The beauty of taking a walk is the simplicity. No fancy equipment required since comfortable shoes, curiosity and an appreciation of nature is good enough.