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Enjoy Fall, Halloween in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

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From pumpkin painting and fall color hikes, to costume-clad children and spooky stories around a campfire, there are numerous opportunities throughout Cook County for families and visitors of all ages to get outdoors this season and enjoy a variety of fun fall activities in the Forest Preserves of Cook County!

Throughout the fall, visitors can enjoy hikes through groves of golden sugar maples, relaxing paddles beneath a sky full of migratory birds, and an evening with family and friends around campfires while spending a night under the stars at the Forest Preserves’ five campgrounds. The Forest Preserves’ six nature centers are also a great place for free or low-cost fun, educational programs along with a number of other events and activities which are planned in the Preserves throughout the season.


Halloween Events

If you’re looking for some Halloween fun, check out these great events:



Fall Color Events

Visitors can experience the beauty of warm autumn hues during fall in the Forest Preserves of Cook County, with numerous opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature’s warm colors and crisp air. If you’re interested in a guided fall color hike, check out these events below: