Thank you for your interest in our Tuesday on the Trail hikes! We will begin again in the early fall. Be sure to check out the wildflowers blooms all summer long in our preserves.

Thank you for joining us on our Tuesday on the Trail hikes! While we have concluded our spring hikes, we will begin again in the late summer. In the meanwhile, please join us for our Monday morning bird walks, April 25 – June 6

Join us for a guided hike, Tuesday on the Trail held each Tuesday at lunch time. One of our experienced field educators will lead an interactive tour through a different LFOLA preserve each week highlighting the specific habitat, plants, trees, animals and birds that call the preserve home.

While these hikes are free and open to all ages, please register ahead of time to reserve a spot. The maximum number of people per hike is 20.


Kick off our new program, Tuesday on the Trail, on Tuesday, November 17, National Take-a-Hike Day and hike with us in the beautiful Jean and John Greene Nature Preserve at McCormick Ravine. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars! Walk will be cancelled only in the event of extreme bad weather. Space is limited and registration is required. Current COVID protocols will be observed; bring your mask! While this program is free, we appreciate any donation. We suggest a donation of $10. This goes to support LFOLA education programs.

Limited to three groups of 10 at the following times:
10:00 a.m.,11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Parking Directions to Jean and John Greene Nature Preserve at McCormick Ravine.

Our six preserves* are open to all and are well maintained in all seasons. Taking a hike in them offers a welcome respite from our screens and a healthy way to unwind and feed our souls. We hope that you will get outside and take a self-guided hike through our beautiful preserves throughout the year.

We hoped to offer guided hikes on Tuesdays for our Tuesday on the Trail series. Due to recent state guidelines recommending that we avoid group gatherings as much as possible during this pandemic surge, we are unable to lead these group hikes at this time. We look forward to offering guided hikes as early as possible in 2021. Please check this page for updates.

While hiking on our preserves, please maintain a safe distance from other hikers, wear a mask when encountering others, keep your dogs on leash and clean up after them. Please be aware that bikes are not allowed on any of our preserves and dogs are not allowed on our Mellody Farm Nature Preserve. 

*West Skokie Nature Preserve *Skokie River Nature Preserve
*Everett Farm Nature Preserve *Mellody Farm Nature Preserve
*Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve *Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve

Skokie River Nature Preserve 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
noon - 1:00 p.m.

This outing has been canceled
due to inclement weather

A brisk winter walk awaits!

Meet at the end of Laurel. Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot.

Vibrant colors of Skokie River continue through fall!

Meet at the end of Laurel. Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot.

More of spring ephemerals blooming in vibrant color!

Meet at the end of Laurel. Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot.

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Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
noon - 1:00 p.m.

A peaceful stroll at Derwen Mawr Nature Preserve.

Meet at the Lake Forest Police Station parking lot. Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot.

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Registration has closed; please join us on a future hike soon.

Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
noon - 1:00 p.m.

This outing has been canceled
due to inclement weather

Explore the beautiful Middlefork Savanna with its fall colors.

Meet in the Elawa parking lot. Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot.

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Mellody Farm Nature Preserve 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
noon - 1:00 p.m.

This outing has been canceled
due to inclement weather

Our Conservation Campus is a well-known comunity treasure

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West Skokie Nature Preserve 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
noon - 1:00 p.m.

This outing has been canceled
due to inclement weather

A walk along the newly restored river trail.

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Reistration is currently closed; please join us again next time.

Everett Farm Nature Preserve 
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
noon - 1:00 p.m.

This outing has been canceled
due to inclement weather

 Watch this former tree nursery as the fall colors change!

Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot. Park on James Court.

 A walk in this former tree nursery as the trees begin to bud out in the spring!

Click here for directions to parking and meeting spot. Park on James Court.

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