Experience autumn in the preserves on a leisurely tractor-drawn wagon ride at Danada Equestrian Center and St. James Farm.
At Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton, enjoy a 30-minute weekend tractor-drawn wagon ride on Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 22 – Oct. 6 and Oct. 19 – Nov. 3 at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m.
Rides are also on the lineup for the center’s Fall Festival at Danada on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups can reserve private rides at Danada Friday through Sunday evenings at group pricing by calling 630-668-6012. All group wagon rides include a 45-minute warming fire at the end of the ride.
Tractor-drawn wagon rides for the general public cost $5 per person for ages 5 and up and are free for kids under 5. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets for the day’s rides will be sold on a first-come first-served basis beginning at noon; registration is not required, but the District will cancel rides if there’s severe weather.
Tractor-Drawn Rides: Danada Horses
Learn about the history and horses of Danada on a 30-minute covered wagon ride through the equestrian center and preserve. Rides start at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. and all tickets go on sale at noon the day of the ride. All ages; under 13 with an adult. $5 per person ages 5 and up; under 5 free. No registration. For questions or group rides, call 630-668-6012.
|Oct. 5, 6, 19, 20, 26 & 27||1 – 3 p.m.||Danada|
|Nov. 2 & 3||1 – 3 p.m||Danada|
At St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville, enjoy tractor-drawn wagon rides by moonlight or through oak forests.
Tractor-Drawn Rides: Autumn Moon
Enjoy a rare chance to experience the preserve after the sun sets. Hear stories about the moon and the stars, and then enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores by the fire. Rides start at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. All ages; under 13 with an adult. $10 per person. Register online or at 630-580-7025.
|Oct. 11, 18 & 25||6:30 – 8 p.m.||St. James Farm|
|Nov. 1||6:30 – 8 p.m.||St. James Farm|
Tractor-Drawn Rides: Fall Oak Colors
Celebrate Oaktober on a 30-minute covered wagon ride through one of the largest oak forests in DuPage. Rides start at noon, 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. All ages; under 13 with an adult. $5 per person ages 5 and up; under 5 free. Visit dupageforest.org for additional dates as the colors change. Register online or at 630-580-7025.
|Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27||Noon – 2 p.m.||St. James Farm|