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Join Our New Winter Adventure Series

As the lakes freeze and the ground turns white, we’ll be adding a flurry of outdoor fun to our winter program lineup!

Because ice and snow can be unpredictable here in the Midwest, it’s difficult to plan too far in advance, so this winter we’re kicking off a new “Winter Adventure Series” featuring pop-up programs so you can take advantage of prime winter weather.

"Scheduling our programs a month or more in advance, we found that opportunities for fun and engaging recreation were being missed," said Adam Carlson, assistant manager of site operations. "These pop-up programs offer the flexibility to take advantage of seasonal changes and ultimately connect more folks to nature." 

Most programs will take place on weekends and school holidays, but all will be scheduled on short notice (usually three days in advance) so text EVENTS to 866-743-7332 to sign up for alerts, which you’ll get as soon as programs are set. We’ll also post info at and on Facebook.

Next up:

Fishing: Ice Fishing for Families
Learn about safety, equipment and techniques and then try fishing on the ice. Equipment and bait provided. Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.

Feb. 6 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $5

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Here’s a look at what else we hope to offer!


Put on a pair of snowshoes and get safety tips before setting off on a snowy course to navigate at your leisure.

West DuPage Woods, McDowell Grove, Greene Valley, Timber Ridge, West Branch, or Danada $5



Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Join an outdoor scavenger hunt, where you’ll look for evidence of wildlife in winter and examine nature’s intricacies.

Greene Valley, Herrick Lake, Churchill Woods, or Danada $5



Campfire Talks
Enjoy a warm fire and s’mores while talking with a ranger, learning about the preserves, and asking questions about ways to experience the great outdoors.

Greene Valley, McDowell Grove, Herrick Lake, Churchill Woods, or Waterfall Glen $5


So get your hats and scarves ready, and let’s think snow!






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