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Use Caution as Repair Work Takes Place on I&M Canal and Wauponsee Glacial Trails

Trail users should use caution on the I&M Canal and the Wauponsee Glacial trails as repairs continue on the crushed limestone paths in the coming weeks.

Work on the I&M Canal Trail is taking place from 135th Street in Romeoville south to Second Street in Lockport. Wauponsee Glacial Trail repairs stretch from south of Hoff Road to South Arsenal Road south of Manhattan.

Larger "road mix" gravel has been placed in washout areas and potholes to fill in low spots on both trails. Smaller crushed limestone will be placed on top and the repaired trails will then be rolled for a smooth finish.

In the meantime, trail users should use caution as they navigate the areas with larger rock by slowing down or picking alternate trails for their outdoor excursions.

Updates to this information will be posted as necessary. 


Candid Capture: Bobcats Caught on Camera, a Rare Wildlife Treat


Game cameras recently photographed bobcats walking through a preserve. Photos of bobcats in the preserves are rare because the creatures are so elusive. Learn more about the game camera program with 10 questions answered by Becky Blankenship, the Forest Preserve's wildlife biologist.

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Peep Some Birds This Fall With Guided Hikes


Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Forest Preserve invites you to join a wide variety of free bird-watching programs scheduled for October through December. Register for the programs, grab your binoculars and a field guide and dress for the weather.

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Stretch Your Legs with ‘Harvest Hustle’ Virtual 5K


Run 3.1 miles on one of 11 selected Forest Preserve paths in October, take a screenshot of your completed route and submit it to the District, along with fun photos of your outing. The 5K must be completed between October 1 and October 31. 

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