Chicago Transit Hikes

Chicago Transit Hikes
A guide to getting out in nature without a car
Parafine Press

By Lindsay Welbers

May 15, 2020

Who says you need to drive hours out of town to take a walk in the woods? Chicago's robust network of public transit means that the region's forest preserves, rivers, swamps, dunes, and even just the lakefront trail are all within easy reach. Featuring more than thirty hikes easily accessible by CTA, Metra, or the South Shore Line, Lindsay Welbers's Chicago Transit Hikes is a unique guidebook that aims to answer the most common questions an aspiring transit hiker might have, from "How do I use Metra?" to "What's the most remote spot I can hike to in Cook County?" Whether you want to explore the length of the Des Plaines River Trail or just take a day trip to the Skokie Lagoons, this book offers everything you need to plan ahead, so that you can spend your days outdoors, rather than sitting in traffic.

A freelance Chicago journalist and sustainable transportation advocate, Lindsay Welbers grew up in Central Illinois in 100 acres of pristine second-growth forest and runs the ultralight camping blog Third Coast Hikes. With Chicago Transit Hikes she aims to encourage Chicagoans to explore their own backyards, using the tools they already have available, and to protect our natural landscape for all future generations.

Includes transit and trail guides to:

  • Fort Sheridan Nature Preserve
  • Frank Bobrytzke Forest and the North Branch Trail
  • Deer Grove and Camp Weinberg
  • The Joliet Ironworks Historic Site and the I&M Canal
  • Indiana Dunes National Park and the Dunewood Campground

And much, much more!

For wholesale orders, please email Bill at orders@beltmag.com. 


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