Don't drive to the preserves ... Take the Nature Express!
Come to the Forest Preserves Headquarters (Cummings Square at 536 N. Harlem, River Forest, IL) by public transportation (Green Line; CTA Harlem Bus #90 or PACE Bus #307 or #305) or park in our lot and we'll get you to the preserves for three special events. Reserve tickets at the links below. Please reserve only the seats you need; up to five seats can be reserved by a family or group on the Nature Express for each event. Admission to the events and your seat on the Nature Express is FREE!
Sunday, March 23
Maple Syrup Celebration
River Trail Nature Center, 3120 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a special day of activities including crafts, games, tree tapping and maple syrup history.
Event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bus leaves Cummings Square at 10:30 a.m.
Leaves River Trail Nature Center for return trip at 3 p.m
Reserve seats on the Nature Express here: http://natureexpressmaplesyrupfest.eventbrite.com
Saturday, April 5
Rolling Knolls Forest Fun Day
Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve, 11N260 Rohrssen Rd., Elgin
Discover what’s coming to Rolling Knolls, the newest location for fun and learning in the preserves. Try disc golf, archery, nature play and more! Bring the whole family.
Bus will also shuttle to the Crabtree Nature Center
Event runs from 12 to 4 p.m.
Bus leaves Cummings Square at 11:30 a.m.
Shuttle to Crabtree Nature at 1:30 p.m. return to Rolling Knolls at 3 p.m.
Leaves Rolling Knolls at 4 p.m.
Reserve seats on the Nature Express here: http://natureexpressrollingknolls.eventbrite.com
Saturday, May 17
Nature Block Party: A Celebration of Biodiversity
Eggers Grove, 11201 S. Ave. B, Chicago
Discover the flora and fauna of the urban preserves with restoration activities, bird hikes, tree hikes, biking and more. Nearby Powers Recreation Area will be open for additional activities. Part of Urban Biodiversity Week, May 11-18. More at urbanbioweek.illinois.gov.
Event runs from 12 – 4 pm
Leaves Cummings Square at 11:30 a.m.
Leaves Eggers Grove at 4 p.m.
Reserve seats on the Nature Express here:
Funded by the Forest Preserve Foundation