Step Out into Nature at Spring Valley

Field of day lillies at a wildlife preserve in Spring Valley, Illinois

Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s a great time to venture out and connect with nature. Just a little over eight miles away from Carol Stream Crossing is a place where you can delight in all that nature has to offer. The place is called Spring Valley, and it’s full of trails, flora, fauna, […]

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Go Snowshoeing in DuPage County This Winter

Cute senior couple in their late 50s head out for snowshoeing adventure in the white forest. The shot is from the rear and from their lower torso to their legs. There is copy space on the left side.

Did you know that snowshoeing began in central Asia around six thousand years ago? It’s thought that when the ancestors of the Inuits and Native Americans migrated to North America, they brought their snowshoes with them. They were primarily used for survival until the 1970s when they also became used for recreation. DuPage County offers this fun activity […]

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