Openlands Get Outside Map

With the Openlands Get Outside Map, discover places and ways to enjoy nature in the Chicago region. Explore using either the List View or Map View. Filter using a list of suggested benefits (such as public transit access or picnic facilities) and activities (such as walking or birdwatching). In Map View, search for sites using an address or zip code.


  • Accessibility & Access for All
  • Arts & Culture
  • Beach Access
  • Bike Share Dock
  • Biking
  • Biodiversity
  • Birdwatching
  • Boat Rentals Available
  • Boating
  • Bus Parking
  • Calumet Heritage Area
  • Camping
  • Canoe or Kayak Rentals Available
  • Canoeing
  • Children's programs
  • Climbing
  • Community Science
  • Concessions
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Education
  • Education Center
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Family-Friendly
  • Field Trips
  • Fishing
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Programs
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Hiking
  • Historical Connection
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Native Plants
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Paved Trails
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Public Transit Access
  • Restrooms
  • Running
  • Scenic Views
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Teacher Resources
  • Tours
  • Trail Running
  • Walking
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife Viewing


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Funding for the Openlands Get Outside Map is generously provided by the Grand Victoria Foundation and the Central Indiana Community Foundation.