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Steel and Stone Hike: Keepataw Preserve

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 and older.

Contact: 815-886-1467

Location: Keepataw Preserve

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Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

In the heart of Will County, thousands of locals and immigrants got jobs at steel mills and the quarries that harvest stone from the area’s bedrock. Today we can see relics of these industries throughout our forest preserves. Get a brief introduction to Keepataw Preserve’s industrial past and then hike the preserve’s trails.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Aug. 11: 815-886-1467.


Meet at the preserve parking lot.

The hike will be up to 2 miles over uneven natural terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workday should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the workday.