Wellness Walks for May & June

Our series of Tuesday Morning "Wellness Walks" for fitness and fellowship resume on May 28th, the day after Memorial Day. All walks begin at 8am on Tuesday mornings. Walks are held at a nearby Lake County Forest Preserve (different each week), or other walkable venue. Distances are modest (usually less than two miles), and routes are planned to return us to the starting point in approx 45 minutes. Any of these walks may be shortened or cancelled if the weather poses a safety risk.

If you need more info, or are interested in a possible evening walk, please contact Melanie Fuhrmann at 847-703-0890 or Ken Church at 847-651-1940. In case of inclement weather, please check the Saint Stephen of Antioch Facebook Page or contact Melanie or Ken.

You can see Lake County Forest Preserve maps online at www.lcfpd.org/preserves; this takes you to an interactive mapping system. The old print maps (.pdf) are within the internal menus, but they can more easily be found with a Google search. LCFPD also has a smartphone app. May 28: Grant Woods North, Lake Villa. Entrance is on the south side of Hwy 132, east of Hwy 59 and west of Fairfield Road. We’ll walk the 1.3 mile loop (east loop) plus the 0.3 mile wood chip trail, 1.6 miles total. June 4: Hastings Lake Forest Preserve, Lindenhurst: Entrance is on Gelden Road, SW of Grass Lake Road or NE of Deep Lake Road. Turn south into the preserve and park in the first parking area on the right, which is inside the one-mile loop. There is a nice playground here! Gravel Yellow Loop is 1 mile.

June 11: Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve, Third Lake: Rollins Road, west of Hwy 45 and east of Hwy 83. Take Drury Lane (there is a traffic signal) south about ½ mile, and park in the Rollins Savanna parking lot. We will walk along east the Millennium Trail for about 25 minutes, and then return along the same path. Approximately 1.6 miles.

June 18: Sun Lake Forest Preserve, Lindenhurst. Entrance is on the south side of Grass Lake Road, east of Hwy 83 and west of Deep Lake Road. We’ll walk the east side of the loop, just across the bridge and back, approximately 1.5 miles.

June 25: Raven Glen West Forest Preserve, Antioch, Mid-trail. Entrance is on the south side of Hwy 173, ON Savage Road, then park on White Road. We will start the trail at Savage Road, and walk East through White Slough and around the loop. 1.8 miles.

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