Childrens' Activities in Illinois

Childrens' Activities in Illinois
In Illinois children can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities throughout the state and in bustling towns like Chicago, which is the third largest city in the United States. While enjoying the many attractions the state has to offer, children and their parents will be educated about Illinois' history, culture and wildlife. Located in the Midwest, Illinois is known as the "Prairie State."

Hiking

Independence Grove, in Central Lake County, is near Libertyville. Independence Grove is centered on a 115-acre lake and offers both recreational and educational activities for kids. There are various trails where families can hike, bike, picnic, skate and jog. The children can enjoy the Children's Grove Playground and the trails where they can see various plant life and wildlife.

Independence Grove
16400 W. Buckley Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-968-3499
lcfpd.org

Camping

Illinois Beach State Park runs along the northern shore of Lake Michigan. Illinois Beach State Park is 4,160 acres and offers swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, biking and camping. The campsites are Class "A" with electricity, showers and sanitary facilities. Additional perks for the children are the guided nature hikes where they can learn about plant life and animals, take a swim at the beach and experience the hands-on-exhibits at the Interpretive Center.

Illinois Beach State Park
1 Lake Front Dr.
Zion, IL 60099
847-662-4811
dnr.state.il.us

Biking

Bobby's Bike Hike is located in downtown Chicago, at the southeast corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court. Bobby's Bike Hike is a great way for all ages to soak in the sights that Chicago has to offer. There are various bike tours like the Obama Bike Tour, City Lights, Lakefront Neighborhood Tour and a tour for children, age 9 and under, called the Tike Hike. The Tike Hike lets children explore Lincoln Park Zoo, throw coins in a fountain, cycle along a lakefront trail and to win prizes by answering trivia questions.


Bobby's Bike Hike
465 N. McClurg Court
Chicago, IL 60611
312-915-0995
bobbysbikehike.com

Article Written By Marie DeVoe-White

Marie DeVoe-White is a registered broker in Minnesota. Her passion for writing led her to write for Demand Studios in 2009. She has since written for Trails.com about accommodations for outdoor enthusiasts. Her passion and experience are in commercial real estate, fitness, travel and health. She graduated from Lakeland College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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