Gurnee Park District News

Our Favorite Fall Paths

Leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees in Gurnee. When taking your dog out in the morning, going on your lunch break stroll or heading out for your evening run, consider visiting one of our favorite scenic trails.  

Pembrook Woods
Oakview Lane and Parkside Court 

The fall colors will not disappoint! Enjoy the oak and hickory woodlands that greeted early settlers of Illinois. Gurnee Park District continues to restore these areas and provide pathways to enjoy wildlife that have their home here.

Churchill Hunt Park 
6000 Westminster Lane 

Start and end your walk through Waukegan Savanna Forest Preserve at Churchill Hunt Park. Hiking trails are connected and are no stranger to hawks, blue herons, white-tailed deer, ducks and geese.After your walk, consider having lunch in the park's picnic shelter. 

Country Trails Parkway
Sunnyside Road 

Paved, tree lined paths in a Gurnee neighborhood create the perfect atmosphere for a walk. Enjoy easy access trails and a quiet setting.

Heather Ridge Woods 
Route 21 and Heather Ridge Entrance 

Just across Route 21 from Heather Ridge Golf Course, you can take in the tranquility of Heather Ridge Woods.These trails assist in the protection of hawks, owls and squirrels. 

O'Plaine Community Park 
O'Plaine Road and Russel Avenue

Have a change of pace and visit O'Plaine Community Park. Playgrounds and baseball/softball fields are the perfect back drop for a fall day! Not as many trees as our nature preserves, but plenty filled with the yellow and orange tones of fall.

Looking to join the GO Gurnee Walking Club? Meet up at 9AM every Saturday to participate.  For more information, click to like GO Gurnee on Facebook.

October 14, 2017 | 9AM
​Raven Glen Forest Preserve 
October 21, 2017
Old School Forest Preserve 


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