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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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.

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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.

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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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