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Things to do in Midlothian

Midlothian is one of the humble communities of the Chicagoland area that is often the road less traveled. The namesake creek flows through the town with a heavy focus on the Cook County Forest Preserve. While they don’t have a huge selection of things to do, you can always immerse yourself in nature in Midlothian amidst the urban backdrop of Chicagoland.

Tinley Creek

The Tinley Creek trail system stretches for about 27 miles through six towns, one of which is Midlothian. It can be accessed through Midlothian’s Rubio Woods and taken to Markham, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Orland Park, and Tinley Park. It can be biked during the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.

Tinley Creek Trail System

W Midlothian Turnpike/W 143rd St

Midlothian, IL

60445

Kostner Park

This is a popular family destination in the summer because of the playground and in the winter because of the sledding. Their Bellybutton Hill sees sledders even on light snow days. It’s also a great stop for dogs and their owners. Youth sports teams also utilize the fields here for game days.

Kostner Park

15030 Kostner Ave

Midlothian, IL

60445

Midlothian Meadows

This forest preserve also has some prairie meadows to show off, hence the name Midlothian Meadows. The flat terrain of the trails makes it ideal for beginner bikers as well as cross country skiers. It’s an adventure through forests and prairies in what can be described as the Central Park of Midlothian.

Midlothian Meadows

W 115th St

Midlothian, IL

60445

Rubio Woods

As previously mentioned, Tinley Creek is accessible in Midlothian through the Rubio Woods. These woods are located across the street from the Bachelor’s Grove Cemetary. Deer and other woodland creatures make their home here along the trails and picnic grove. There are also plenty of fields with running space.

Rubio Woods

W Midlothian Turnpike

Midlothian, IL

60445

Carlson Springs Woods

Another section of the forest preserve in Midlothian is the Carlson Springs Woods. This one crosses over into the neighboring community of Oak Forest. Tinley Creek runs through the area and can be seen along the trails. Carlson Springs is located along Oak Park Ave, which runs down to 147th Street, where the Jack Gibbons Gardens restaurant is located.

Carlson Springs Woods

Oak Park Ave

Oak Forest, IL

60452