Temps are just right for our extended stay in the Hoosier National Forest. We'll need every minute to explore within the 50,000 acre segment of forest we find to be especially special. Grab a pal, the engines running and we're eager to hit the trails with you.
This adventure train doesn't stop. No way, no how.
It's time to stock up on our outdoor memories before we seek shelter from another notorious Chicago winter. We're taking the long route through the Manistee with stops at towering sandy bluffs and deep, seemingly endless forests.
It's the last Adventure Skills Team Challenge of the season. Are you bold enough to take on others in this multi-headed adventure competition? Rally all your confidence, harness all the knowledge and experience you've acquired in your short life and grab your most brazen friend. You'll need every bit of leverage to come out as Chicago's Wildest Duo..
It's the late season. It's also Halloween weekend. Take advantage of cooler temps and stay warm to the fire. You won't want to wander in the dark after hearing the tale of the Lost Hunter who wanders the Hidden Lakes looking for his hunting dog.
We're serious. DEAD serious.
It's almost time to close up shop for the season, help us make it a special outing by exploring the Hickory Ridge with us. Maybe we'll build a smoker from oak and hickory to prepare the best camp meal you've ever had. Maybe take a night hike up a remote ridge. Enjoy the calm nights as the forest prepares for winter; howl with the coyotes and hoot with the owls.
Like most Chicagoans, you've had an active summer. Let us help you keep the momentum with this 24 miles (or more) of rolling terrain that is sure to challenge even the most fit. Don't tell anyone but the emotional benefits of spending time immersed in a place like the Manistee just might outweigh the physical benefits.
Labor Day is America's way of saying, "job well done" so we are taking that tradition of hard work reward and spinning into an opportunity to labor harder than anyone! Wait, that came out wrong...we mean, adventure labor. Ummm... just hit the link below, we're going to the enchanting forests of the Manistee to find the wildest duo in Chicago. Could it be you?
Timing is everything, as told by anyone you've ever met. In this case, it is us telling you that timing is indeed the thing because we will be camped under the open skies of the Hidden Lakes to watch the most spectacular light show of the year. If you've never watched shooting stars under the blanket of dark skies, enveloped in a pristine forest, this. is. your. chance.
This is going to be amazing!
Are you serious? It's the first weekend of August and you still haven't been camping this summer?! We get it, life happens and lucky for you, camping is our life. We'll make sure you forget all about whatever part of life has kept you away from the forest this whole time with a most needed dose of fresh air, sunshine, bonfires and high-fives. Can you dig it?
Feeling the vibe of summer? Good. Bring those good vibes into the Manistee with your bestie and tackle the fun challenges ahead.
Spring buds are popping up, the animals alive with the excitement of bounties ahead. Let's get in touch with our true primitive nature and see what the buzz is all about.