Make It a Nature Date Night

Experience the magic of an evening walk along lantern-lit trails.

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Get Your 2023 Permits to Play!

Be sure your permits are valid for the off-leash dog areas, private boating, the archery range, and model crafts.

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It's a Flurry of Winter Fun!

Forest preserves offer places to cross-country ski, snow tube, ice fish and more.

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Stay Connected!

Sign up for text alerts and more for the latest DuPage forest preserve news.

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Explore the Winter Conservationist

Read about the history of snowshoeing and brumation.

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Top 5 Winter HIkes 

Discover some of the best ungroomed forest preserve trails to hike this winter.


New Willowbrook Wildlife Center  to Receive $2 Million Grant 

Funding will increase the energy efficiency of net-zero-designed clinic and visitor center.

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Play It Safe in the Outdoors This Winter

Follow a few simple steps to keep yourself safe during outdoor activities this winter.

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Learn How Candy Was Medicine in the 1890s

In the 1890s, many Americans relied on heirloom family recipes for relief of coughs and colds.


Forest Preserve District Volunteers Honored by Governor's Office

The District's volunteer program was recently recognized as one of the best in the state. 

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Stayin' Alive: How Wildlife Survive Winter

Learn about the various survival strategies wildlife use to endure DuPage County's cold, blustery winters. 

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Programs & Events

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!

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