2019 is going to be the best year ever for DuPage forest preserve fun. We'll see you in the preserves!
Summer Camp Registration BeginsJan. 1 • DuPage residentsFeb. 1 • General registrationMake plans for summertime fun for kids and teens ages 4 – 14.
Golf Courses Open April 1 • dupagegolf.com Green Meadows, Maple Meadows & The Preserve at Oak Meadows Enjoy a round of golf at one of our distinctive forest preserve courses. Spring Trout Season Opener April 6 • 6 a.m. Blackwell, Pratt’s Wayne Woods & Wood Dale GroveGrab your fishing gear, license and trout stamp and head out to this highly anticipated event. Boat Rentals Begin April 6 • 8 a.m. Blackwell (Silver Lake) May 25 • 8 a.m. Herrick Lake (Herrick Lake) Hours Vary Explore two DuPage forest preserve lakes by kayak, canoe or rowboat. Archery Permit Sales Begin May 1 Get your 2019 permits for archery.Scenic Overlook Opens May 4 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Weekends – Oct. 27 Greene Valley Get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape from one of the tallest points in the county. Fall Trout Season Opener Oct. 19 • 6 a.m. Blackwell, Pratt’s Wayne Woods & Wood Dale GroveGrab your fishing gear, license and trout stamp and head out to this popular opener.Annual Permit Sales Begin Dec. 1 Get your 2020 permits for off-leash dog areas, private boats and model crafts. Snow Tubing Begins Dec. 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekends & School Holidays – Feb. 24 Blackwell When there’s plenty of snow on the hill, take a fun 800-foot ride down Mount Hoy. Snowshoe Rental Begins Dec. 7 • Hours Vary Blackwell Mt. Hoy, Danada Headquarters & Fullersburg Woods Explore the wintry forest preserve trails by snowshoe.
Hard Water Classic Feb. 9 • Noon – 3:30 p.m. BlackwellTake part in the only competitive ice-fishing tournament in DuPage County. Trout Fishing for Kids March 30 • 8 a.m. – Noon Wood Dale GroveIntroduce young anglers to trout fishing at this pre-season event for ages 15 and under. Native Plant Sale May 10 • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 11 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mayslake Peabody EstateFill your garden with flowers, grasses and shrubs adapted to DuPage soils and weather. Just for Kids Fishing Derby June 9 • 8 a.m. – Noon BlackwellJoin this annual friendly fishing competition that’s just for anglers 15 and under. Discover Mayslake July 20 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mayslake Peabody Estate Discover this historic estate inside and out through activities, music, art and tours. Archery Open House Aug. 3 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. BlackwellLearn about this classic sport and try the basics with a certified instructor. Holiday Art & Craft Market Dec. 14 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 15 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mayslake Peabody Estate Shop for quality artisan gifts for family and friends.
Wonders of WinterFeb. 2 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Mayslake Peabody EstateEnjoy hayrides, ice fishing, snowshoeing and other ways to experience the forest preserves in winter.Family Field DayJune 1 • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.St. James FarmEnjoy equestrian and canine performances, a dairy exhibit, kids activities and more.Danada Fall FestivalOct. 13 • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Danada Equestrian CenterEnjoy equestrian performances, hayrides, kids activities, displays, food and more.
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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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