The Village of Pingree Grove thrives on a sense of community and offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunites for both active and laid-back lifestyles. Offerings of unique outdoor recreational activites such as bird watching, horseback riding, and nature trail hikes, along with a skate park, baseball and soccer fields, and various playgrounds throughout the community. Not to mention the over eight miles of bike and pedestrian trails that wind throughout the neighborhoods. Additional youth activities are also available in coordination with the Hampshire Park District.
Residents have cited one of Pingree Grove's defining characteristics is residential living in balance with nature. The local terrain features more rolling hills and wooded areas than other parts of the Chicago region, and the large Pingree Grove Forest Preserve adds a lot of open space beyond the Village's many parks.