Morning Hike at Funderburg Forest Preserve

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

Meet us in the parking lot off Meridian Road for a three-mile morning hike at Funderburg Forest Preserve. We'll hike through the forest and alongside the old cornfields. The trails are moderately rugged with a few small hills here and there. This event is free and open to the public and registration is required. Bundle […]

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Nighttime Snow Sculpture Hike at Sinnissippi

Nicholas Conservatory 1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL

Wear reflective clothing and meet us by the outdoor bathrooms in front of Nicholas Conservatory. Together, we'll carefully cross the busy N. 2nd Street at the designated intersection and hike into Sinnissippi Park. Then we'll take a hiking tour of the newly created snow sculptures of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Contest. Bundle up and wear […]

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Haskell Hike

Haskell Park 450 N. Church St., Rockford, IL

We'll meet by the big boulder in the center of Haskell Park. We'll have a quick info session, check out the park and hike one-to-two miles in the neighborhood. For this city hike, bundle up and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Because so many sidewalks haven't been shoveled, we'll mostly be (carefully) walking on the […]

Hump Day Hike at Colored Sands

Colored Sands Forest Preserve 10602 Haas Road, Durand, IL

How do you celebrate the middle of the week? By joining your 815 Outside pals for a three-mile morning hike at Colored Sands Forest Preserve, of course! Meet us in the parking lot at Colored Sands. We'll have a quick info session then hike along the trails throughout Colored Sands and, if it's open, into […]

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3-Mile Morning Hike at Pecatonica Wetlands Truitt (Best Road)

Pecatonica Wetlands Preserve 5750 Best Road, Pecatonica, IL

Wednesdays are for winter wetlands so join us for a three-mile "out and back" morning hike at Pecatonica Wetlands! We'll meet in the parking lot by the outhouse. We'll have a quick info session before we hit the trails for three miles. We'll hike out for one-and-a-half miles to "the hill"  and then turn back. […]

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Nygren Wetlands Walk

Carl & Myrna Nygren Wetland 3714 W. Rockton Rd, Rockton, IL

Meet us at the wildlife overlook at Nygren Wetland Preserve. We'll have a quick info session and then loop around the wetlands. The address for the public entrance is 3714 W. Rockton Road. Save the date for this hike and check back in a week or so for more details. Your friendly 815 Outside Coordinator […]

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