What better way to start a new year than with a brisk hike? Indiana's state parks are hosting 32 "First Day" events to help locals do just that; the hikes are part of a national America's State Parks program. One option close to Chicagoland: the 3-Dune Challenge Hike at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Lots of Nature Exhibits to Look Forward to in 2018
Chicago-area museums and nature parks have an exciting year of cultural and environmental special events on the calendar.