Pumpkin Fun Run and More: Don’t Miss Out on Hadley Valley’s Enchanting Fall Events


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JOLIET – As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, the Forest Preserve District of Will County invites you to embrace autumn at Hadley Valley Preserve in Joliet with a plethora of enthralling events. 

Kickstart your October with the much-anticipated 2.5-mile Pumpkin Fun Run, offering not just a healthy dash but also a complimentary pumpkin, doughnuts, and coffee awaiting at the finish line.

For those keen on exploring the mysteries of nature, “Nature Play Day After Hours – Spiders” at Plum Creek Nature Center and the “Morning Bird Hike” offer engaging experiences. 

Meanwhile, online events include the “Sandhill Cranes on Migration” and “History at Home – Architecture in New France” webinars. Not to be missed is the “Rivers of Color – Fall Hike” at Hammel Woods, where participants can wander amidst vibrant fall foliage. 

Check out the full event details and register at ReconnectWithNature.org. Don’t wait – spots are filling up fast!


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