Relax

Relax

And recharge your mind and body with us at a DuPage forest preserve.

 

A Breath of Fresh Air: Spring Meditation

Learn about the science behind meditation as a physically, mentally and emotionally beneficial exercise, and then put that science into practice on a walk through the grounds of the estate. Ages 18 and up. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.

March 21 6 p.m. Mayslake
March 23 1:30 p.m. Mayslake

 

Earth Day Poetry Walk

Celebrate Earth Day on a guided walk featuring nature inspired poetry. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-580-7025.

April 27 2 p.m. St. James Farm 

 

Forest Fitness Walk

Join a naturalist for a brisk weekly walk, and enjoy some exercise as you take in the wonders of the woods. Adults only. $3 per person in advance; $5 at the walk. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

April 1 8:30 a.m.  Maple Grove
April 8 8:30 a.m. Hidden Lake
April 15 8:30 a.m.  Fullersburg Woods
April 22 8:30 a.m.  Springbrook Prairie
April 29 8:30 a.m. Herrick Lake
May 6 8:30 a.m. Timber Ridge
May 13 8:30 a.m. Blackwell
May 20 8:30 a.m. Fullersburg Woods

 

Fresh Air Friday

Breathe deep on a guided walk through the preserves. Ages 18 and up. Free. Register online or at 630-580-7025.

June 14 Noon St. James Farm

 

Mindful Nature Walking for Seniors

Join a naturalist for a brisk weekly walk, and enjoy some exercise as you take in the wonders of the woods. Adults only. $4 per person per walk. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

April 9 1:30 p.m. Hidden Lake
May 14 1:30 p.m. Oldfield Oaks
June 18 1:30 p.m. St. James Farm

 

National Trails Day Hike

Clebrate with trails fans across the U.S. as you learn about plants, wildlife, history and forest preserve features. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Free. Free. Register online or at 630-933-7248.

June 1 9 a.m. Springbrook Prairie

 

Sunrise Gratitude Walk

In time for Memorial Day, contemplate the freedoms you’re grateful for on a leisurely guided walk. Bring pen and paper and jot down your thoughts (if the mood strikes you) at scheduled stops along the way. Ages 18 and up. $3 per person in advance; $5 at the walk. Register online or at 630-206-9566.

May 25 7 a.m.  Mayslake

 

Sunrise Hayride

After coffee, juice and doughnuts in the barn, relax on a tractor-drawn hayride through this scenic preserve. Bask in the summer sunrise over Rice Lake, and then get a glimpse of the horses in their paddocks as they greet the day. All ages; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. Register online or at 630-668-6012.

June 22 4:30 a.m. Danada

 

Wellness Stretching for Gardening

Explore ways to keep your muscles and joints flexible as you work in your garden. Be ready to stretch and move at this active beginner’s program, and learn easy ways to keep your whole body (and mind) fit. Ages 18 and up. $3 per person in advance; $5 at the program. Register online or at 630-206-9566.

June 12 9 – 10 a.m. Mayslake