Wellness Walks for August

All morning walks begin at 8am on Thursdays (Note the new day of the week). 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, please contact Melanie Fuhrmann at 847-703-0890. In case of inclement weather, please check the Saint Stephen of Antioch Facebook Page or contact Melanie.

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. Questions: Call Melanie Fuhrmann at 847-703-0890. Any of these walks may be shortened or cancelled if the weather poses a safety risk. COVID-19 Compliance: During Phase 4 of the Illinois' Coronavirus Recovery Plan, walkers are supposed to keep a social distance of 6 feet. This does make Fellowship, which has usually been our favorite part, more difficult, .

August 6th / Caboose Park, Lake Villa. Entrance is on Fairfield Road immediately south of Hwy 132 Grand Ave, near the tennis courts. We will see the playground and walk the nearby sidewalks as well as the track that used to be walked in the Antioch-Lakes Relay For Life. 1 mile. This is not part of the LCFPD. August 13th / Bonner Heritage Farm, Lindenhurst. 201 Country Place. Off of Sand Lake Road, west of Route 45. we will walk the trails around the Farm, playground and field. Great walk for kids! Restrooms and water are located at Lindenhurst Park District's adjacent Millennium Park. Variable length. August 20th / Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve, Antioch. Entrance and parking are on Miller Road, east of Route 45. The new entrance drive is on Miller Road leading to a 25 car parking lot. A 0.7 mile section of the Millennium Trail runs along the western edge of the preserve. Other public access improvements to the 500-acre preserve include toilets, a 0.8 mile gravel loop trail and four scenic overlooks. 1.5 miles total. August 27th / Fourth Lake Forest Preserve, Lindenhurst. 19808 W. Grand Ave, Lake Villa. Entrance is at Operations and Public Safety Facility on Grand Ave between Hwy 45 and Sand Lake Road. (Note - there is a lot of construction on Grand Ave.) We will walk north along the Millennium Trail up to Sand Lake Road and return. 1.6 miles total.

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