Spire Farm-to-Fork Cuisine
All the food is excellent, you just can't go wrong here! The BLT is phenomenal, the quail egg creme brûlée is exquisite, the butternut squash soup is outstanding. Happy eating!
A must stop if you're in the area and probably even worth a drive if you've got a craving for some great barbecue. They even have a vinegar-based pepper BBQ sauce - a true southern staple!
Overnight Backpacking: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:
Apr 29 - Glenwood Dunes - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Take your first backpacking trip with the experts! Join the REI Outdoor School in Chicagoland's local National Park and learn how to extend your day hikes in to overnight adventures. In this 2 day course you will learn all about backpacking, including: what to bring, how to carry it, how to prepare meals, how to manage water, and much more! Details
Thru-Hike Training Hikes:
Apr 30 - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Planning an Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike or other long-distance backpacking trip? Join our instructors for an informative training hike to get in shape for your upcoming adventure. Learn efficient hiking techniques and backpacking skills on moderate to strenuous trail conditions. Details