Where is your forest preserve 'Happy Place?' For the Webers of Joliet, Hammel Woods is their go-to spot for hikes.
11/15/2020: Start the day off right with some self-care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection.
12/6/2020: Start the day off right with some self care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection.
For Earin Land, the Wauponsee Glacial Trail is his 'Happy Place' because it keeps him fit both mentally and physically, and it's 'a wonderful ride.'
Barbara Parisi's Forest Preserve "Happy Place" is McKinley Woods, a site that helped her heal after a family tragedy.
A Lockport woman has fond memories of her 'Happy Place' outings with her ill mother at Rock Run Rookery Preserve.
In the past four years alone, Greg Duffner has racked up more than 19,000 miles on his bike commuting to work and riding in charity events around the country.
Vince Stellato is teaching his two sons to appreciate and absorb nature and to pick up litter on their fequent jaunts to Hammel Woods.
More than 90 online field trip programs have been scheduled or have already taken place as educators seek to keep their students engaged in environmental education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jon Flodstrom of Frankfort said he timed it just right to get within a foot of a widow skimmer perched near a Hickory Creek Preserve pond to snap the winning photo.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has over 30 picnic shelters found in various preserves throughout the county.
Three anglers will receive $100 gift cards for hooking the biggest bass, catfish and panfish, and one grand prize winner was drawn from all the entries.
The 2020 special event schedule features a wide variety of offerings for all ages and interests.
Lollipop, who was dumped by her family shortly after giving birth to a litter of puppies, was rescued by the Will County Humane Society. The 1-year-old dog, who has medically gone from a "hot mess express" to a miracle case, now needs a loving home.