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Event Calendar

Lantern Night Hike

Event Information

Date: Thursday, 12/02/2021

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 or older.

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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Event Details

Please note: To participate in Forest Preserve programs, the public must follow current masking protocol. For up-to-date mask requirements, click here.

Explore the preserve after the sun goes down with special after-hours access on this lantern-lit recreational hike. Check out the sights and sounds of nature after dark with this guided hike along the trails at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve.

Event Requirements

Registration is required by Wednesday, December 1:  815.727.8700.


Meet at the Oak Knoll Shelter. Lanterns will be provided. Please wear warm clothes and hiking boots suitable for the weather.

The hike will be approximately 2 miles over uneven terrain with snow and/or ice possible on the trail. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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