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50 Miles for 50 Years

Wed December 15 - Thu December 8 Every Town, IL 60565 US


The Conservation Foundation is turning 50!!

To help us celebrate this milestone, we are challenging everyone to get outside! Walking, rolling, swimming or snowshoeing, we don't mind. We know time outdoors is beneficial to our minds, bodies and souls. Let's commit to getting out there, trying some place new, and sharing some stories along the way.

Double Your Miles

Have you ever noticed that a cold beer tastes better after a hike? Or a pizza after a paddle on the river? We have. That's why we put together a list of Perfect Pairs: great outdoor destinations and an eatery/winery/brewery nearby that will put the ::chef's kiss:: on the whole experience!

If you're like us, you have your go-to parks and preserves for your nature needs. But if you're ever in need of a good recommendation for someplace new, look no farther than our Top 10 Hikes list in each of our core counties of Kane, Kendall, Will and DuPage! And if you want some Perfect Pairings, read on below! Each month, we are featuring a different location where you can DOUBLE YOUR MILES if you visit, and we've suggested a great local eatery, winery, or brewery to top off your adventure. 

February: Illinois Prairie Path and Tasting DeVine

March: Messenger Woods and Bishops HIll Winery

April: Great Western Trail and Savory Crust

May: Lockport Prairie and MyGrain

June: Peck Farm Park and Stockholm's

July: Fabulous Fox Water Trail and Grace

August: Dick Young Forest Preserve and Hardware

September: Dayton Bluffs and Tangled Roots

October: Pickerill-Pigott Forest Preserve and  Fox Valley Winery

Monthly Raffle

On the first of every month, we will pull a name from the list of participants who logged miles during the previous month. Fabulous gift cards will be offered thanks to some very generous local establishments. Whether you log 1 mile or 100 miles any given month, just make sure you enter them for a chance to win! 

Click on "Log your Miles" in the header above. Tell us your mode (hike, bike, ski, etc!), how far you went, and in the comments please list where you were!


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