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The Nine Most Instagrammable Spots In the Preserves
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All it takes is a few minutes in the District's preserves to realize there are some stunning sights and sounds to take in, whether it's while kayaking on the water, hiking a trail or simply sitting on a bench scanning the horizon.

We've been out and about capturing the beauty with 360-degree photos and the public has been sharing their photos in our Preserve the Moment photo contest. There's also our Instagram account, filled with colorful photos sure to inspire others to hit the trails.

But for the hardcore Instagram users, what are the hottest spots guaranteed to provide the perfect shot sure to impress your followers?

Here's our top nine go-to sights:

1. Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve: Head out to Snapper Pond. You won't be disappointed.

2. Hadley Valley: No explanation needed.

3. Hickory Creek Preserve: Not only have we seen some amazing fungus come out of here, but there are plenty of areas to find your shot when immersed in nature.

A nice day for a hike, especially at Hickory Creek Preserve. (Photo by Chad Merda) #nofilterneeded #natureporn #natureshots #creekside

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4. Wauponsee Glacial Trail: With or without a filter, who doesn't like a cool bridge shot?

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail bridge in Custer Park. @willcoforests #railstotrails

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5. Keepataw Preserve: From up close or far away, there are multiple options here.

6. Joliet Iron Works: Who doesn't love historic ruins?

7. Rock Run Greenway: Sunsets, sunrises or simply in the middle of the day, the possibilities are endless.

8. Centennial Trail: See No. 4

A view from the Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail, courtesy of Lisa Muelling. #nofilterneeded #natureshots

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9. McKinley Woods: The trails, I&M Canal and DuPage River are just begging for some Instagram love.

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