Take It Outside
We want you to Take It Outside!
Fall is happening all around us. Leaves are falling, temperatures and dropping and we are losing more and more daylight each day. There’s still plenty of time for the great outdoors, however. Make sure to make time to visit the preserves this fall, whether for a hike or bike ride or to visit one of our visitor centers to check out the interactive exhibits. Need a new activity or want to learn something new? Check out our event calendar to find a program that appeals to you.
There’s a great big world out there to explore, and the forest preserves are a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for an active or leisurely pursuit, you’ll find your happy place in the preserves. Whatever you do, make sure to make time to immerse yourself in nature.
Need a little motivation? Go on a wild goose chase through our interactive challenge.
Looking to try something new this year? Or maybe you need a new place to explore? Check out these recreation ideas to get you moving:
The final missions in the yearlong challenge will have participants challenging their memory recall. How well do you remember the preserves you've visited?
Whether you want to work up a sweat or just spend time in nature, the forest preserves have miles and miles of trails — more than 125 miles actually.
Don’t feel bad for sending your kids outside to play. It’s good for both their mental and physical health.
It may soon start to feel a little quieter out there in nature as animals start to hunker down for the long and cold winter ahead.
At almost 900 acres in all, there’s plenty to explore at Goodenow Grove. The miles of trails traverse every type of habitat and offer plenty to see and do throughout the year. And don’t forget to stop by Plum Creek Nature Center to check out the hands-on exhibits and visit with our resident reptiles.