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Great Escape: New Adventures

Try something new at Lake County Forest Preserve facilities.

Great Escape: New Adventures Great Escape: New Adventures

While every mom needs a night out to unwind with friends, with temperatures rising, why not embark on these guided adventures offered by Lake County Forest Preserves. You’ll feel refreshed through the next morning as well. Check for registration dates and costs, as they vary by program.

Quickstart Kayak

Located at convenient and beautiful Independence Grove, the Quickstart Kayak program provides a basic introduction to kayaking. You’ll learn beginner skills as well as safety tips. The physical difficulty is rated easy to moderate, geared toward beginners.

Free Bird Walks

Our winged friends are returning or stopping on their way north. Try these free guided walks learning bird identification. Location varies, so check the forest preserve’s website for information.

Spring Wildflower Photography

Unlike your children, flowers sit still for photographs. While they may not be as beautiful as your kids, they make great photos. This hike will feature wildflower identification alongside photography basics.

Walk on the Wildflower Side

If photography’s not your thing, try simple hikes with skilled instructors as you learn histories, stories, and uses of native wildflowers. Hike locations vary, so check calendar for details.

Paddle at Dusk – Canoe in the Moonlight

Taking an evening canoe trip is an enchanting experience. You’ll see and hear wildlife that you probably wouldn’t during the day. These events begin in the warm weather of summer, so the temperature will be cooler in the evening and the water will be calm.  

Go to www.lcfpd.org for more information on forest preserve events, registration deadlines, locations, and fees.

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