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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Chicago, Aurora, Elgin and Joliet area: Take a Hike!

By Christine S. Moyer

City dwellers and suburbanites in the Fox Valley may be hard-pressed to tick off their favorite hiking trails or the most scenic cycling route.

But this is not due to a lack of local outdoor opportunities. Rather, Chicago author Ted Villaire blamed it on a lack of public awareness.

And with his 238-page book, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles — available in stores this month — the author aims to heighten the public's awareness of the area's natural beauty by highlighting some of the best hiking trails zigzagging through Chicago, Aurora, Elgin and Joliet. Full article...