Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
|October (All month)
|Canyon Tours at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
The Sagawau Canyon is the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County! Join naturalists for a hike down the canyon to learn how it was formed and what lives there. Be prepared to wade through the stream – footing is unstable.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
|Spooky Pooch parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden (Krasberg Rose Garden) – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join the fun of our annual Halloween-themed costume parade for dogs! Fee applies
Fall Paddle at Skokie Lagoons, Northfield – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come paddle with us! You’ll also have a chance to check out our 10 passenger canoe, enjoy guided hikes and pumpkin painting.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
|Fall Festival at River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
Join us as we celebrate the season with a special day of autumn fun! Beekeeping demos, pumpkin painting, honey sales, hayrides and more!
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|An Evening at Trailside, River Forest
Get up close and personal with your neighborhood nature center! Sample a variety of programs and crafts, chat with naturalists and get an up-close view of our furs and skulls collection. A rare “behind-the-scenes” program will show you how we prepare food for our display animals. Light refreshments will be served.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
|Leave No Child Inside: Family Fun Day at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
Spend some time outside with the kids and have fun with our naturalists! There will be a lot to do – including activities, games, an obstacle course, a nature scavenger hunt and more!