Forests provide us with countless opportunities to experience the calming benefits of nature, whether it’s taking a hike or stroll or sitting quietly and observing all the wildlife.
The U.S. is home to 155 national forests comprising 190 million acres. Closer to home, the Will County Forest Preserve District manages more than 21,000 acres, including many acres of forested land. These forests improve our not only our air and water quality, but also our well-being because just being in nature is good for your health.
Want to experience the benefits of being outside in nature? Through November 30, you can check out 10 of Will County’s top-rated trails through the Forest Preserve District’s “Woods Walk” program. Trail lengths range from 1.5 miles to 4 miles, each offering its own unique experiences.
In addition to “Woods Walk,” the Will County preserves provide plenty of recreational opportunities throughout the year at its preserves and visitors center. Check out our event calendar for programs that may be of interest to you.
(Lead image courtesy of Dan Moore)
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