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Rx for Health


Working together for your good health!

We've teamed up with the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University HealthSystem for Rx for Health, your field guide to forest preserve trails and your personal guide to good health. 

Walking in Nature

Each walk brings together naturalists and health professional for guided tours of some of Lake County's most breathtaking scenery. You'll stroll through woodlands and prairies while improving your health and your knowledge of nature. Learn about countless species of native animals, and flora and fauna, while experiencing the forest at its most tranquil. Walks range in length from 1 to 2 miles.

Free, No Registration Required

Walks are free and open to all ages; 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Use the preserve's main entrance and follow signs to the walk. There are no rain dates, and walks will not be rescheduled if canceled.

With the exception of service animals, dogs and other pets are not permitted at the walk programs.


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Apr 16
–Hastings Lake Forest Preserve, Lake Villa

May 21–Ryerson Woods Welcome Center, Riverwoods

Jun 18–Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve (Washington St. entrance), Grayslake

Jul 16–Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, Lake Forest

Aug 13–Lyons Woods Forest Preserve, Waukegan

Sep 10–Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, Lake Forest

Sep 24–Pine Dunes Forest Preserve, Antioch

Oct 15–Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve, Mettawa


  • RXHT-20150919-JD-3982
  • RXHT-20160416-JD-4555
  • RXHT-20150919-JD-3990
  • RXHT-20150919-JD-3989
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