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Loan Box Program Expanded for Educators

Environmental educators are expanding an initiative to area teachers in providing fresh, interactive science lessons for their classrooms. Classroom teachers and non-formal educators can rent three new themed Educator Loan Boxes for up to two weeks.

Oct 29, 2019 04:00 PM

Take an Evening Hike on Solar-Lit Trails

Get some evening exercise this winter along designated solar-lit trails at Old School and Lakewood, open until 9 pm, daily, November 3, 2019, through March 8, 2020.

Photo of forest preserve in the fall

7 Things to do in November

Don't let cooler temperatures and less daylight stop you from having fun and learning. The Lake County Forest Preserves has a variety of outdoor activities and indoor events planned for November.


Now Open––Ethel's Woods

Check out new trails and experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch.​

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Ethel's Woods Scheduled to Open October 18

Lake County residents are able to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve in Antioch when it opens Friday, October 18. The long-hidden landscape did not have public access while it underwent a major multi-year land restora

Oct 11, 2019 04:00 PM

2020 Budget Approved

Forest Board approved 2020 fiscal year budget.

Sep 28, 2019 10:00 AM

Day of the Dead Exhibition

A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico exhibition is on display through Jan 5, 2020, at the Dunn Museum.

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