Unearth Autumn Magic with Moonlit Hikes and Golden Walks in Will County


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JOLIET, Ill. – The Forest Preserve District of Will County has unveiled a captivating series of late October events that promise to reconnect residents with nature’s twilight wonders and the golden hues of fall. From adult-only moonlit masquerades to golden-themed Sweetest Day strolls and interactive historic tours, there’s something for everyone.

The festivities kick off with the “Moonlight Masquerade” on October 20 at Plum Creek Nature Center, encouraging adults to don their favorite costumes and embark on a glowing night trail. Beverages, fireside snacks, and nocturnal surprises await attendees.

On October 21, the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center invites all to the “Rivers of Color – Golden Opportunity” event. Participants can immerse themselves in nature’s golden tapestry, and later channel their creativity into mixed media art. Additionally, visitors can explore the “Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustrations” exhibit sourced from the Denver Botanic Gardens.

History buffs can journey back in time on October 22 at the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, diving deep into the tales of Joliet’s renowned steel legacy.

Lastly, children can confront their creature fears on October 28 at Four Rivers, where spiders, snakes, and other critters become educators, offering both thrills and knowledge.

Reservations for these events can be made at ReconnectWithNature.org. Spaces are limited.


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