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Dec 11, 2019 08:00 AM

Holiday Tree Recycling

Donated trees are chipped and used for preserve trails and landscaping.

Sledding (ChipWilliams)
Sled Hill at Old School
Dec 10, 2019 08:00 AM

Winter Recreation

Cold weather brings winter fun in your forest preserves.

Image of snow covered trail at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve in the winter

10 things to do in December

As the temperatures grow colder and holiday time off approaches, we have a variety of activities planned. Here are a few options for December.

Horizons Winter 2019

Winter Horizons Magazine

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

Lake County Forest Preserves
Nov 22, 2019 09:00 AM

Holiday Hours

Our customer service offices and some facilities will be closed in observance of upcoming holidays. ​


Educator Loan Box Program

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

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.

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