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Old 04-03-2009, 01:05 AM
 
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Hi,

Can some of you suggest a few weekend getaways from Chicago.
I am looking for some adventure stuff (like trekking, wildlife, skiing, go-karting,hiking, scenic drives etc).
Some places to visit with college friends.

Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Galena
Dells (including Devils Lake south in Baraboo)
Starved Rock
Door Co
Brown Co (Indiana): covered bridges, down home country, definite hill country
Harbor County (s.e. Mich)
Lake Geneva (the walk around the lake is only for those in great shape)
Ind Dunes
Macinack
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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I recommend Buckhorn State Park in Wisconsin for decent camping, there are plenty of hiking trails around there also within a short drive (Mill Bluff, Roche a Cri). To really get away from it all and be in the wilderness, you'll need to go further up to the north woods, but that's pretty far for a weekend trip.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Galena probably won't be what you're looking for. It's beautiful and has a scenic drive, plus great hiking but the town is more of a romantic b&b get-away place. Probably not set up well for college friends looking for an adventure.

The dunes or dells would probably be good.
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