Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near ChicagoYou are already looking at the calendar to see when you can get away. If you don't have a lot of time and you want to spend it out among forests and geographical points of interest, consider backpacking through state parks and forests within a few hours of Chicago.
Out In Style: Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats Near ChicagoPlan your next vacation in a rustic cabin or lodge in the great outdoors. From forest preserves in the suburbs to cottages in southwest Michigan, there are plenty of places to plan a relaxing vacation within two hours of Chicago.

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