You can find a very descent gay cruising area in Ottawa trail woods, a big park located in Lyons, south west of Chicago (Illinois). The area is a little bit less busy than what is used to be, but depending on the days you can still find really hot guys to have fun with. Of course like any other cruising area it's a very mixed crowd with some older guys, married guys etc... But also some really cute ones too. Just got to be lucky. Careful with the cops who seem to patrol the area from time to time. The cruising area is quite big and includes both parts of the woods located north and south of the Joliet Road. It's very easy to access with different parking options depending from where you want to arrive.