Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
|Fall Paddle Festival at Camp Bullfrog Lake, Willow Springs (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Enjoy the fall outdoor fun at camp Bullfrog Lake with activities on and off the water. We will have canoe trips, guided hikes, pumpkin painting and more. All paddle programs are for ages 5 and up. Want to stay overnight..?
Family Campout at Camp Bullfrog Lake, Willow Springs
This special overnight event for families is a great intro to camping. Basic skills training, a cookout and outdoor activites are included. Check-in at 1 pm to join us for the Fall Paddle – for camping only, check in at 3 pm. The cost is $75 for family groups up to 6. Camperships are available for families with financial need. For more information and to register, email email@example.com.
9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
|Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs
We’re celebrating our 51st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair! Art of all styles will be sold by artists inspired by nature.
5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
|An Evening at Trailside Musuem of Natural History, River Forest
Get up close and personal with your neighborhood Nature Center. Enjoy children’s crafts, mini-nature programs, storytelling, snacks around a campfire, and much more!
|October 8 & 9
Saturday & Sunday
|GITy Up!: A Trails for Illinois Event at Camp Bullfrog, Willow Springs
GITy Up! is a bite-sized, overnight bike camping and trail running adventuer along the Forest Preserves’ Palos trail system, which was described as “one of the finest trail systems in the country” by Runners World in 2011. Cost is $85. Register at http://www.trailsforillinois.org/gityup