60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Aurora, Northwest Indiana, and Waukegan

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Focusing on the Chicago area’s urban and rural areas and everything in between, this book features classic hikes at such lovely spots as Starved Rock State Park, as well as gems like the LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area in northwestern Indiana. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it a snap to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, and scenery. Helpful lists highlight the best hikes for children, for wildlife viewing, and other categories. This edition includes five new hikes.

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It's time to take a hike!
Chicago residents grab your boots and get outside! Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago eliminates doubts about where to hike and what to expect when you get to the trailhead. To locate and assess the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Chicago area, this guide is indispensable.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago blows the lid off the myth that you can't have a great trek close to home. The Windy City may be an ever-expanding metropolis, but there are still plenty of thrilling hiking options. Choose among short and long hikes, hikes for children, hikes for dogs, hikes for birding, for wildflowers and for waterfalls, historic and scenic hikes, and many others.

" Trail Descriptions allow you to assess each trail before you hike it.
" GPS-based Trail Maps provide you with accurate trail information.
" Elevation Profiles help you visualize each trail's altitude gains and losses.
" Detailed directions lead you to the trailheads.

Whether you live in Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, or Elgin, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago provides you with the information you need to choose the perfect day hike in your area, including trail lengths, hiking times, and trail difficulty. So lace up those boots, sling that daypack, and hit the trail!

About the Author:

Ted Villaire, a Chicago resident, finds himself feverishly drawn to the natural beauty of the Great Lakes region. He has written articles for various newspapers--including the Chicago Tribune, the Des Moines Register, and the Indianapolis Star--and now works as a publications editor for a large non-profit organization based in Chicago.

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