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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

Preserve Highlights

 
  • We're Recruiting Docent Volunteers

    Apply to be a docent and share your interest in history and social science with visitors through guided...
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  • Fort Sheridan Reopens with 70-Foot Overlook of Lake Michigan

    We are announcing the reopening of Fort Sheridan in Lake Forest with new and improved features that provide...
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:47 PM

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EVENTS

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Aug

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

August 19, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Aug

Kids Nature Funfest

August 19, 2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor nature activities. Engage in fort building, insect netting, creative nature art, exploration, crafts and live animals. Fun for the whole family.
 
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Aug

Guided Hike Lake County

August 19, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Aug

Small Discoveries: Back to School

August 22, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

It is time to start school! Come explore our one-room schoolhouse and look at objects, play games and make crafts.
 
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Aug

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

August 22, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Aug

Senior Series: Reptiles and Amphibians

August 22, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Discover the diversity of reptiles and amphibians living in Lake County during this indoor presentation. You will also have the opportunity to meet some our live education animals!
 
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Aug

Bess Bower Dunn Day

August 23, 2018 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free museum admission and special activities throughout the day.
 
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Aug

Community Campfire Friday Nights

August 24, 2018 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
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Aug

Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods

August 25, 2018 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Aug

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

August 25, 2018 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

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