Are you or your family looking for new places to check out, some company to hike with, or just a reason to be outside? Join 815 Outside AmeriCorps member Julie Uram on adventures around Winnebago County to explore nature, get active, and meet new people. All events are free and open to all ages and abilities. Click on an event to learn more, and be sure to RSVP!

Given the local COVID positivity rate, we are taking the following precautions to protect the safety of our community:

  • Hike groups are limited to 10 participants. 
  • Face coverings are required of all participants.
  • Events are entirely outdoors and social distancing is encouraged. 


Hike at Roland Olson Forest Preserve

We will hike through restored prairie, upland woods, and a remnant pine plantation. This dirt trail is mostly flat. Enter at 9669 Atwood Road, Roscoe, IL 61073 and meet at […]

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Roland Olson Forest Preserve, 9669 Atwood Road
Roscoe, IL 61073 United States
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Hike at Rockford Rotary Forest Preserve

Enjoy President’s Day in the great outdoors at this unique preserve that overlooks the Kishwaukee River. Rolling terrain makes for adventurous and moderately challenging hiking. Enter at 5390 Rotary Road, […]

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Rockford Rotary Forest Preserve, 5390 Rotary Road
Cherry Valley, IL 61063 United States
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Hike at Funderburg Forest Preserve

Explore the county’s newest forest preserve! We will hike about 2 miles of snowy trail with some hills. Enter and park at 3927 S Meridian Road, Rockford, IL 61102. Do […]

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R. Robert Funderburg Forest Preserve, 3927 S Meridian Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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