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Hiking & Walking Events

Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 21 • 9 am

Children’s Nature Story Trail: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Sat, Aug 20 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Aug 20 • 10 am

Hummers Galore

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 20 • 10:30 am

Parent/Child Woodland Ramble

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
A view of the North Branch of the Chicago River from LaBagh Woods.
Sat, Aug 20 • 11 am

Bach-to-School Adventure Day

LaBagh Woods • Chicago, IL 60630
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Aug 20 • 1 pm

Wellness Walks

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Aug 24 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Fri, Aug 26 • 9 am

Walk & Talk

Red Gate Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Aug 26 • 7 pm

Evening at a Nature Center (Programa ofrecido en Español)

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 27 - Sun, Aug 28 • 9 am

Children’s Nature Story Trail: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a beaver swimming in water
Cancelled Sat, Aug 27 • 10:30 am

All About Beavers

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Aug 27 • 1 pm

Wellness Walks

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Aug 27 • 7:30 pm

Starry Night Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Aug 28 • 10:30 am

Summer Blooms

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Aug 28 • 1:30 pm

Focus on Habitats

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Aug 31 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Aug 31 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature and Me: Cicadas

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Wed, Aug 31 • 4:30 pm

Orienteering 101

Miller Meadow-South • Cook County, IL 60130 (near Forest Park)
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Sep 3 • 2 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wed, Sep 7 • 10 am

Story Trail

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Thatcher Woods Pavilion building
Wed, Sep 7 • 1 pm

Senior Fitness Walks in Thatcher Woods

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
Thu, Sep 8 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Fri, Sep 9 • 7 pm

Full Moon Hike

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 10 • 8:30 pm

Moon Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Sep 11 • 1 pm

Insect Safari

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sat, Sep 17 • 9 am

Guided Nature Walk

Theodore Stone Forest • Hodgkins, IL 60525
Sat, Sep 17 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Orland Grassland South • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
Sat, Sep 17 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Sep 18 • 10 am

Dolomite Prairie Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sun, Sep 18 • 10 am

DIY: Make a Field Guide

Theodore Stone Forest • Hodgkins, IL 60525