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Bioluminescent Glow Night Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 21 or older.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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Mushroom-like figures and figurines glowing in the dark in a forest. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Have you ever experienced the magic of the forest at night? Join a naturalist on a night hike to discover the wonders of darkness while mimicking nature’s bioluminescence. Wear neon and anything that glows (no flashlights please) to help set the scene. Bring your own adult beverage to sip and enjoy after our hike (beer and wine only please), and hang out by the fire roasting marshmallows!

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Aug. 4: 815-722-4121.


Meet at the Hidden Oaks campfire ring. Be sure to dress for weather and trail conditions. 

The hike will be approximately 1 mile on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.