Donate to Support Your DuPage Forest Preserves

A matching gift will make yours go twice as far through the end of the year.


2023 Permits Are On Sale Now

Purchase permits for off-leash dog areas, private boating, the archery range, and model crafts

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Get Ready for a Flurry of Winter Fun!

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

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Dive Into the Fall Conservationist

Read about river otters and more!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Top 5 Best Trails for Winter Hikes

Don't let the cold and snow keep you cooped up! Winter is a great time to explore the DuPage forest preserves.

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Newly Elected Forest Preserve District Board Sworn In

The Forest Preserve District's six commissioners and president have taken their oaths of office.

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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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Among the Leaves So Green: Victorian Holiday Traditions

Many modern holiday customs began in the 19th century, when there was a growing fascination with winter. 


Why You Might See More Coyotes This Time of Year

Coyote sightings increase when young leave the nest in search of mates and territories to call their own. 

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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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