Get Moving with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

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Get Moving with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

(July 30, 2021) — This fall, the DuPage Forest Preserve District is joining Edward-Elmhurst Health and inviting you to get outside and get moving with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge.
Throughout the eight-week challenge, which runs Sept. 1 – Oct. 27, participants will receive hiking tips and insights and have access to special programs. Those who complete and track six hikes will receive a Take a Hike! Blaze Award, which includes a commemorative pin or a walking stick with a commemorative medallion.

Sign up now for weekly emails with special event details, an interactive hiking map and more at You’re also invited to join the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Facebook group.

“Spending time outside is good for you. Take a walk outside and you will feel nature’s benefits,” said DuPage Forest Preserve District President Daniel Hebreard. “DuPage forest preserves offer 26,000 acres and 166 miles of trails for you to explore.”

Hiking is a great way for people of all ages to spend time outdoors and be active, and the Forest Preserve District is excited to be a cosponsor of the Take a Hike! Challenge.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six 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, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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