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post #1 of 8 Old 06-28-2011, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Chicago off-road?

im near chicago, (park ridge), and am looking for a place to go other then the cliffs or bad lands. is there such a place? preferably legal please. i cant even find any place over in wisc. thats relatively close 1-3 hours. also if anyones near me feel free to pm

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-28-2011, 09:05 AM
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Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan?

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-28-2011, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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ill check it out thanks
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-28-2011, 03:25 PM
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Silver Lake is a blast to play on and to watch. Bring the family and picnic next to your Jeep on the beach. I went last summer and can't wait to go back. 4 hour drive from Chicago.

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nice thanks guys sounds good!
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-30-2011, 01:48 AM
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keep in mind that Silver Lake is just sand, there are no challenging trails, you just drive up and down the dunes making your jeep fly on occasion. it's fun at first, but can become boring real fast! lol

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Silver Lake is a good time, but after 2-3 days it can become a bit boring. Keep it short and enjoy it! Always been a fun trip, I go every couple of years.

Nothing really in the area for parks. It's Michigan, Indiana and Missouri that have them. A fairly new one opened up not too far from Silver Lake, so you can hit 2 parks on that trip.

There is also Redbird park in Indiana

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there is also Redbird in Indiana.. its about an hour and a half south of the Badlands. A lot of the guys I jeep with in Champaign head there a lot. I have never been.. it always seems when the redbird trip is planned im always busy. anyways.. ive seen pics and it looks like a good time. its cheap as well. the trails look like there is a lot of off camber stuff. I cant remember if i saw any rock gardens in the pics.
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