Take Your Valentine on a 'Romantic Night Hike' at Fullersburg Woods Feb. 11
(Jan. 18, 2017) — Couples are invited to enjoy an evening under the stars at a “Romantic Night Hike” on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve at 3609 Spring Road in Oak Brook.
Adults can take a self-guided hike on lantern-lit paths that meander through an oak forest, pausing on several scenic bridges to listen to the soothing sounds of the rolling waters of Salt Creek. Hot chocolate and a cozy fire for roasting marshmallows will warm couples at the end of the trail.
“Surprise your sweetheart with a truly memorable Valentine’s Day gift this year by connecting to nature,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.
Fullersburg Woods naturalist Keriann Dubina sees many visitors return year after year for this high-demand program.
“The woods are often blanketed in snow, and our staff sets the scene for a romantic winter escape far from a mundane night out,” said Dubina. “This program is one of Fullersburg Woods’ most popular for adults.”
“Romantic Night Hike” is $7.50 per person and is for ages 18 and up. Snowshoes aren’t required, but couples can bring their own if they wish or rent from a limited supply for an additional $8 per person, provided there’s enough snow on the trails. Register online or by calling 630-850-8110.
“Make it a truly memorable Valentine’s Day by experiencing the magical beauty of the forest preserves at night with your sweetheart,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Jeff Redick, District 2.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.
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