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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Join us for Rx for Health: Walking in Nature!

The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your overall health, both physically and mentally. The Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University Health System have teamed up to bring “Rx for Health: Walking in Nature” to the community. This program brings together naturalists and health care providers with community members for guided walking tours of Lake County’s forest preserves.


  • All walks begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and end around 5:30 p.m.  
  • The walks range in length from 1 to 2 miles. Everyone can walk at their own pace and distance.
  • Walks are guided by a NorthShore physician, a Lake County Forest Preserve naturalist, and staff from the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center.
  • The walks are open to all ages, but those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • These are rain or shine events. 
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed.  

2018 Rx for Health dates and locations:

Apr 07, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Hastings Lake Forest Preserve
21155 W. Gelden Road, Lake Villa
Apr 28, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Pine Dunes Forest Preserve
42909 Hunt Club Rd, Antioch
May 19, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve
21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods
June 16, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Greenbelt Forest Preserve
1110 Green Bay Road, North Chicago
July 21, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Lyons Woods Forest Preserve
10200 W. Blanchard Rd, Waukegan
August 25, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
McDonald Woods Forest Preserve
19611 W. Grass Lake Rd, Lindenhurst
September 15, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Wright Woods Forest Preserve
24830 St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa
October 13, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Nippersink Forest Preserve
900 W. Belvidere Rd, Round Lake
November 3, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Independence Grove Forest Preserve
16400 W. Buckley Rd, Libertyville



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