Forest Preserves of Cook County

Type: Active, Adventure, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Parks, Public Spaces, Relaxing, Romantic

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Who says a romantic outing has to put you in debt? Forest Preserves District of Cook County offers year-round and seasonal activities for couples, most for free. Stargaze year-round: in 2021, the...  Read More


  • Romantic Things to Do: "The forest preserves are closed at night, but are open for special events like the moonlit walks."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: It's romance on a budget with camping, birding and fishing; sledding hills; miles of trails to see native plants and animals, from otters to orchids.

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