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Winter Walkers: Messenger Woods

Event information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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A snow-covered trail in the woods. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Want a little nature in your winter? Looking to explore the preserves? Get outside, trek the trails and enjoy the magic of the season! Join a naturalist every Saturday afternoon in January and February at a different forest preserve around Will County. This week, walk through the trees of Messenger Woods and learn about its abundant wildlife.

Participate in one Winter Walkers or sign up for all eight! You can find the full lineup of Winter Walkers programs on our event calendar.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Feb. 16: 815-722-9470.


Be sure to dress for the weather and use caution while walking outdoors as snow and ice may be present on the paths and in the parking lot. The hike will be 1 mile to 2 miles over uneven, natural 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.