6/22/2018: If you've never been to Prairie Bluff Preserve, this is the perfect excuse to head out here and do some exploring.
6/15/2018: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.
6/1/2018: Grab some grub at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.
6/8/2018: Our popular Food Truck Fridays event makes a pit stop at Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve.
7/13/2018: Our popular Food Truck Fridays event makes a pit stop at Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve.
7/6/2018: Our popular Food Truck Fridays event makes a pit stop at Hammel Woods.
Save the date for an expanded 'Food Truck Fridays' program, which gets rolling June 1.
7/20/2018: Come out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays.
The 249-acre Whalon Lake was acquired between 1992 and 2007. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.
The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.
Work will begin at Hammel Woods and area trails and parking lots this fall.
The Monee Reservoir Visitor Center offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities
Five campgrounds are located near rivers, trails, woodlands and shopping.
Dog park permits for 2018 can be purchased in person, by mail or – for the first time – online.
The 77-acre Veterans Woods was acquired in 1966. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
'A Salamander Tale' exhibit, which runs through May 31, is drawing visitors of all ages to Plum Creek Nature Center.
Isle a la Cache Museum immerses visitors in our cultural heritage and natural history. The museum transports visitors back to the 18th century, when "Illinois Country" was home to the fur trade.
Runyon Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.
The 248-acre Monee Reservoir was acquired between 1982 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Rock Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 460 acres.
The Forest Preserve offers canoeing and kayaking opportunities at locations throughout Will County.
The 555-acre preserve is located on the north side of Route 113, east of Route 53, in Custer Township.
The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.
The Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access Development project is planned to be a three-phase development of Plum Valley Preserve in Crete Township.
Forest Preserve's 2018 balanced budget includes shelter and trail improvements.
Fishing opportunities are available in the Will County forest preserves free of charge.
One of the best ways to reconnect with nature is to pop a tent right in the middle of it! The Forest Preserve offers camping at five locations within Will County. Check out our primitive campsites and book your reservation today. A permit is required for use of all campsites.
The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits and interactive play elements.
The 790-acre Forked Creek Preserve was acquired between 1974 and 2007. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
Programs focusing on nature, environmental education, cultural history and recreation are offered at the Environmental Learning Center in Mokena, Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and Monee Reservoir in Monee Township.
Not only are hummingbirds inching closer to Illinois, but the great monarch butterfly migration is in full swing and they're also making some incredible progress toward the area.
An 8-by-12 foot heron mural painted live in 2016 by Ryan 'ARCY' Christenson will tour four Forest Preserve sites this year.
School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Hammel Woods has two shelters available, located at the Crumby Recreation Area and Route 59 Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.
Rock Run Rookery Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.
7/14/18: This workshop, led by United States Canoe Association certified instructors, introduces participants to the sport of kayaking.