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Story Trail

Bemis Woods Wolf Rd & 31st St, Westchester, IL, United States

Walk a short, looped trail and experience a story unfold with every step. A related craft available to take home.


Without Limits: Recreation for All

Individuals with physical disabilities and their friends and families can explore nature through adaptive cycling, paddling, rock wall climbing and archery. In partnership with Adaptive Adventures


Camping 101

Camp Reinberg 1801 N Quentin Road, Palatine, IL, United States

Free workshop covering basic camping skills. All ages.


Bone Appétit

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, IL, United States

Drop in and join us during feeding time to learn about Trailside’s ambassador animals. *Note: July 9 programming will be in Spanish**


Wee Wandering Wednesdays

Crabtree Nature Center 3 Stover Road, Barrington, IL, United States

A special program for little naturalists. Ages 3-6 w/adult. Tickets on a first come, first serve basis starting at 9:30 am. Siblings welcome.


Busse Lake Outdoors Day and Fishing Derby

Busse Lake Boating Center 17 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL, United States

Free fishing derby, tree climb, nature play, animal encounters and more! Enjoy local food and win prizes.


Juneteenth Celebration

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland, IL, United States

Celebrate freedom, family and country with various activities, presentations, performances and exhibit displays highlighting Black history, arts and culture.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Juneteenth Celebrations.


Father’s Day Family Nature Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest, IL, United States

Join us to explore the scenic trails around the Museum, learning about wildlife fathers. Family walk.


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