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Firefly Hike for Families

Event information

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve

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A closeup of a firefly in flight. Photo courtesy of Dick Todd

Event details

Come out to enjoy nature’s fireworks — those blinking, twinkling fireflies! As the sun sets, learn what makes fireflies so special. Surprise — it’s more than just their glow! Create some glow of your own before heading out for a hike to get up close to the twinkling show.

Event requirements

Registration is required by Tuesday, July 23: 708-946-2216.


Meet at the Goodenow Grove Campground.

The hike will be 1 mile to 1.5 miles long on natural surface trails over uneven terrain. There are two points on the trail with a steep elevation change. 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.