Take a hike at these six top spots in the suburbs
Jan 1, 2016 5:30 AM -
Flatlanders, beware: There are actually plenty of great hiking spots in the suburbs. The northern Illinois landscape is far from flat and boring -- if you know where to look. Trails feature rolling hills, woodlands, prairies, historic farm buildings, river shorelines and brilliant foliage that changes with the seasons. Without leaving suburban downtowns or neighborhoods, there are pretty water scenes around Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights or along the DuPage and Fox rivers in Naperville and Batavia.