Horse-Drawn Hayrides Return to Danada

News Release

Horse-Drawn Hayrides Return to Danada Equestrian Center Sept. 16

Rides Also Coming to Kline Creek Farm and District Special Events 

(Sept. 5, 2017) — Enjoy cultural and natural history stories on guided horse-drawn hayrides at several Forest Preserve District of DuPage County locations starting on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.

Thirty-minute weekend rides are returning to Danada Equestrian Center Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 16 – Oct. 1 and Oct. 21 – Nov. 5 at 1, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. Rides are also on the lineup for the center’s “Danada Fall Festival” on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Groups can reserve private rides at Danada Friday through Sunday evenings (Sept. 15 – Oct. 1 and Oct. 20 – Nov. 5) at group pricing by calling 630-668-6012.
Horse-drawn hayrides 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.

Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, the District’s 1890s living history farm, is hosting rides (sleigh rides if weather permits) Thursday – Saturday Dec. 21 – Jan. 6 at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and during “Christmas on the Farm” Dec. 9 and 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For private evening rides, call Kline Creek Farm at 630-876-5900.

In addition, horse-drawn hayrides (sleigh rides if weather permits) will be offered at “Talons and Claus” on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.

“What better way to connect to nature and learn more about our beautiful preserves than on a horse-drawn hayride,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Tim Whelan, District 4.

“We brought these hayrides back because they were so popular last year and are a great way to explore our preserves,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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