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Sweetheart Night Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Age 21 or over.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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Event details

Take your valentine out for a romantic night hike under the stars. Snuggle up, stroll along a lantern-lit trail and enjoy the beauty of Messenger Woods and the company of your companion. You may bring your own adult beverage to enjoy (beer and wine only, please). After your hike, cozy up to a blazing campfire and make s’mores.

Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, Feb. 8: 815-722-4121.


Meet at Hawthorn Grove Shelter. Be sure to dress for the weather and trail conditions.

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