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Event Calendar

Woods Walk

Event Information

Date: Friday, 11/01/2019

Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700



Photo by Chad Merda

Event Details

Get out and get moving! It’s the return of “Woods Walk”! Experience 10 of Will County’s top-rated trails during their fall splendor.

Those trails include:

  • Forked Creek Preserve – Ballou Road Access, Wilmington 
  • Hadley Valley, Joliet
  • Hammel Woods – Route 59 Access, Shorewood
  • Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Mokena
  • Lake Chaminwood Preserve, Minooka
  • McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove, Channahon
  • Monee Reservoir, Monee
  • Prairie Bluff Preserve, Crest Hill
  • Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Naperville
  • Theodore Marsh, Crest Hill

Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 4 miles, and each trail offers its own unique experience. Bring your binoculars, field guides and a camera. Trails provide great photo opportunities. You can then share your pictures on social media or even enter them into the Forest Preserve’s Preserve the Moment photo contest, which runs through December 31.

This program runs daily from Saturday, September 1 - Friday, November 30.

Event Requirements

No registration is required. 

Don’t forget to log your walks as you go. To participate in the program, pick up a “Woods Walk” hiking guide at one of four visitor centers: Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Monee Reservoir in Monee Township, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet. You also can download the guide. Complete 7 of the 10 “Woods Walk” trails and receive a 2019 “Woods Walk” hiking medallion.

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