The permits can be used at all of the Forest Preserve District's off-leash dog parks.
Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.
Woods Walk is back, and you can use this form to log your walks and receive a hiking medal.
Plum Valley Preserve access area and dog park also features a picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 50 people.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has six dog parks throughout the county. All parks provide fenced areas that allow dogs to run and play without a leash.
01/13/19: Learn key shapes, markings, habits and songs for our most common local birds, utilizing crafts, activities, sounds and hikes during this five-session program.
The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.
The Plum Creek Greenway Trail travels 3.15 miles through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.
What you don’t know about these scraggly-bearded giants might actually surprise you.
Fishing opportunities are available in the Will County forest preserves free of charge.
A close-up of a carnivorous cannibalfly crushed the photo contest competition in August.
The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits and interactive play elements.
If you're looking forward to a colorful canopy, this map is just for you.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting activity that is growing in popularity, and is permitted in select Will County forest preserves.
The latest path addition will stretch from 111th Street in Naperville south to Rockwell Lane in Plainfield.
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 Illinois Department of Natural Resources is issuing a warning to would-be do-gooders.
Today may be Halloween, but if you're looking for some nature-inspired horror shows at different times of year, all you have to do is look down while walking the trails.
12/01/18: Professional artist Crystal Simpelo, founder of Crystal's Canvas, will show you how to make 'art from the heart.'
Enter your best shots before October's submission cutoff for our incredibly popular photo contest.
The Lake Renwick Bikeway is a flat, paved linear and loop trail and travels 3.35 miles through wetland and around Budde Lake.
The updated version of the free weekly online newsletter offers valuable information about Forest Preserve programs and events, as well as interesting features about nature and history, all in an easy to read format.
The 3-acre Kraske Preserve was acquired in 1998. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.
The 175-acre Colvin Grove Preserve was acquired between 1991 and 2007. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.
Bridges of all shapes and sizes are sprinkled throughout the Forest Preserve District of Will County. But a trio of trestles is noteworthy because of the history, location and design of each bridge.
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.
Bird viewing programs at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery will get underway in April now that the preserve's main entrance is closed to protect nesting birds.
A new bicounty DuPage River Trail link provides a safer connection between Whalon Lake and Greene Valley Forest Preserve.
The new Old Plank Road Trail (OPRT) Bridge over Interstate 80 in New Lenox is up and running, and the old bridge has been removed just in time for the path’s 20th anniversary.
The Forest Preserve's Preserve the Moment photo contest runs through December 31.
The Turtle Lake access is one of three at the the 839-acre Lake Renwick Preserve, which was acquired between 1989 and 2010.
'Woods Walk' returns September 1 and features 10 trails to explore at your own pace this fall.
Construction wast of Route 1/394 means those visiting Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve for the "Woods Walk" program will need to follow detour signs.
A section of the Whalon Lake loop trail that was closed since September has reopened now that a water diversion channel project has been completed.
The coyote will be treated for injuries to her forelegs and mouth and then released back into the wild.