Take It Outside
We want you to Take It Outside again in 2024!
There’s a great big world out there to explore, and the forest preserves are a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for an active or leisurely pursuit, you’ll find your happy place in the preserves. Whatever you do, make sure to make time to immerse yourself in nature.
Need a little motivation? Go on a wild goose chase through our interactive challenge. Be sure to read the rules.
Looking to try something new this year? Or maybe you need a new place to explore? Check out these recreation ideas to get you moving:
Take It Outside is back for 2024, but we’re making some changes to keep it fresh. Instead of one yearlong challenge we will have four seasonal challenges.
At 891 acres, Goodenow Grove is one of the Forest Preserve District’s largest preserves, and it’s a great place to explore in winter. With miles and miles of trails traversing every type of habitat, no two trips will be alike. Enjoy a quick hike around Snapper Pond or plan a longer trip out to the big bridge to enjoy the scenic views. And don’t forget your sleds if there’s snow on the ground! The sled hill near the nature center is one of just a few places in the preserves where you can fulfill your need for speed.