Hike at Nardi Prairie

Nardi Equine Prairie, 6651 North River Road Oregon, Illinois 6651 North River Road, Oregon, United States

UPDATE: This hike will now be taking place at the neighboring Nardi Prairie! The lupines are in full bloom over at Nardi, so it will be a beautiful walk! Join us to look for wildflowers on a hike through Nardi Prairie! We will meet in the parking lot at 6651 N. River Road, Oregon at […]

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Sunset Hike at Jensen Forest Preserve

J. Norman Jensen Forest Preserve 14400 S. Bluff, Rockton, IL, United States

Enjoy the beauty of Jensen Forest Preserve on this calming sunset hike! This hike will be 1-2 miles in length and bring you through the beautiful landscapes at the preserve. All ages are welcome! 

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Lunchtime Hike at Headquarters Forest Preserve

Headquarters Forest Preserve 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL, United States

Take some time to stretch your legs with this midday walk at Headquarters Forest Preserve! This loop will be just over one mile, making it a great path for kids! The trail is mostly paved with some mowed grass or dirt portions as well, and it is considered an easy walk.

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Lunchtime Hike along the Rock River Recreation Path

Nicholas Conservatory 1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL

Join us for a stroll along the Rock River during your lunch break! This will be an easy hike along a paved path. Most of this hike will be in full sun. We will walk for 20-30 minutes, then turn around and return. We will meet outside of Nicholas Conservatory and hit the path from […]

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Evening Bird Hike at Nature at the Confluence

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop St, South Beloit, IL, United States

Unwind from your day with a birding hike! We will meet at the Center to pick up some binoculars (or bring your own if you have them!) and then head out to walk the trails along Turtle Creek. The trail is mostly mowed grass and packed dirt, and we will hike about 1 mile along […]

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Hike at Severson Dells

Severson Dells Forest Preserve and Nature Center 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL, United States

Join us for a scenic hike through Severson Dells Forest Preserve! We will walk along the paved loop and then branch off to the mowed path to walk down to the dells along Hall Creek. This hike will be 2-3 miles through woodland and prairie habitats. We will meet outside the Nature Center.

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Morning Hike at Nygren Wetlands

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

Start your day off right with a hike at Nygren Wetlands! We will walk the loop around the wetlands (about 2 miles) over mowed grass and dirt trails. Nygren is known for their birds, so bring binoculars if you have them!

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Evening Hike at Kishwaukee Gorge North Forest Preserve

Kishwaukee Gorge Forest Preserve 4643 Blackhawk Road, Cherry Valley, IL, United States

Join us for a hike through Kishwaukee Gorge North Forest Preserve! We will walk 1.5 - 2 miles along mostly flat, wide trails. There is a set of stairs leading to the river that may be difficult for some participants. The stairs are an optional excursion, and everyone will have the option to wait at […]

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Evening Hike at Howard Coleman Hall Creek

Howard Colman Hall Creek Preserve 12749 Weldon Rd, Rockford, IL, United States

Join us for a hike at Howard Coleman Hall Creek Preserve! We will hike 2-3 miles on uneven trails.

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Hike at Deer Run Forest Preserve

Deer Run Forest Preserve 5691 River Road, Cherry Valley, IL, United States

Join us for a walk at Deer Run Forest Preserve! We will be hiking about 2 miles, mostly through the prairie. This should be the perfect time to see some prairie wildflowers and their pollinators!

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Hike at Severson Dells

Severson Dells Forest Preserve and Nature Center 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL, United States

Join us for a walk through Severson Dells Forest Preserve! We will be hiking along the paved loop and the grassy/ dirt trails through both forest and prairie areas. There will be some moderate hills. Pets are not allowed at Severson Dells Forest Preserve.

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Morning Hike at Hononegah Forest Preserve

Hononegah Forest Preserve 80 Hononegah Road, Rockton, IL

Join us for a morning walk through Hononegah Forest Preserve! We will hike about 2 miles through mostly forest areas along grassy and dirt trails. There will be light elevation changes, and the trail may be uneven in some areas. Leashed dogs are allowed at Hononegah Forest Preserve.

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Mid-Morning Hike at Anna Page Park

Anna Page Park 3102 N. Springfield Ave., Rockford, IL, United States

Join us for a scenic hike through Anna Page Park! This will be an easy hike through mostly forests on mowed grass trails.

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815 Day Public Art Hike!

Rock River Recreation Path (YMCA Meeting Point) 200 Y Blvd, Rockford, IL, United States

This 8/15, join 815 Outside for a hike along the Rock River Recreation trail to view some of the incredible sculptures and public art displays Rockford has to offer! We will meet at the YMCA of Rock River Valley and head north to see some of Rockford's most famous art pieces. This walk will be […]

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Afternoon Hike at Seward Bluffs

Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve 16999 Comly Road, Seward, IL, United States

Join us for an afternoon hike through Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve! We will be walking through the forest on a mixture of paved surface and compacted dirt trails. This preserve is very hilly, and there may be some stairs as well.

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