My wife and I have been on the road for almost two months traveling to Japan and then around the upper Midwest to follow the fall leaves. We were finally home long enough to drive out to Hoffman Hills. This is a local recreation area that we love to visit. It has a very divers landscape including wetlands, prairie and hardwood forest. Normally we spend most of our time in the wetlands and prairie because there are too many mosquitoes in the forest in the summer. In the fall we take full advantage of the hiking trails in the area.