Let's Take a Hike: Zoo Hike - Brookfield Zoo to Brezina Woods then Holiday Magic

  • December 9, 2012 · 2:45 PM
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Let's Take a Hike: Zoo Hike - Brookfield Zoo to Brezina Woods

We will be leaving at 3:00 pm sharp. Please be on time.

This will be an out and back hike from Brookfield Zoo to Brezina Woods. Normally we hike from Brezina Woods to Brookfield Zoo.  Since Brezina closes at dark we will hike this backwards.  It is 3 miles each way plus hiking around Brookfield Zoo (6+ miles).  Then we will go to Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo to see the animals and the lights.  Please dress accordingly. Don't forget to bring water. We will meet in the parking lot at Brookfield Zoo by the ticket booths. Admissions to Brookfield Zoo is $13.50.

Brookfield Zoo:

http://www.czs.org/cz...

See you then,

Kevin

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  • Laura c.

    Not sure I can get away though...will try.

    December 13, 2012

  • linda

    Is anyone planning on going to the zoo this weekend. The weather Sunday is suppose to be OK.

    December 13, 2012

    • Laura c.

      sounds like a good idea especially seeing as I took a pass last weekend because of weather.

      December 13, 2012

  • Lu

    Beautiful pics. I am glad some people went and had some fun. I was at the Cascade mountains skiing all weekend.

    December 10, 2012

  • Susan

    Very nice pics! Sorry I missed :(

    December 10, 2012

  • Kevin

    A great time. The rain stopped just in time. The rain kept the crowd away from the zoo. Thanks to everyone that brave the cold and wet to join us.

    December 9, 2012

  • David L.

    Good hike!

    December 9, 2012

  • Dan

    The hike was so much fun, i really enjoyed it. Thanks Kevin!!

    December 9, 2012

  • Maria

    What a gorgeous slide show!!

    It looks as if you guys had lots of fun.

    I will work on my wimp factor for the next time. : )

    December 9, 2012

  • Robin

    not sure how to change my rsvp to a maybe due to rain.

    December 9, 2012

    • Robin

      Thank you Maria!

      December 9, 2012

    • Maria

      You're welcome Robin!! :)

      December 9, 2012

  • John D

    Much better then the jam packed full Clubhouse Friday night, thanks Kevin!

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Diane S.

    Great first hike for me! Thanks Keven great job!

    December 9, 2012

  • Sarah

    Another great hike led by Kevin - thanks!

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Rick

    It was good. The weather held up, and in fact there was no need for hat or gloves. The 6 miles was a perfect distance. Too bad so many people stayed home because of threat of lousy weather.

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Ian S.

    Ah! I'm gonna be 10 min late..

    December 9, 2012

  • Maria

    Given the cold, rainy weather today, can we reschedule? This hike sounds soo wonderful, but today's kind of weather might make it much less pleasant?

    December 9, 2012

    • Kevin

      We will hike in the rain. We may schedule another if my schedule permits. We will see.

      December 9, 2012

  • Kevin

    We will meet by the bathrooms by the tickets booths for the North Gate right next to the main parking lot.

    December 9, 2012

  • Joseph A.

    Hi Kevin,

    Where exactly do we meet? Can you give me your cell number in case I can't find the group?

    Sincerely,

    Joe.

    December 8, 2012

    • Maria

      Hi Joe, I'm not antsy about sharing my cell number. I AM antsy about getting lost. My cell number is: 425.890.6684. Could you please share yours with me, because I am not always very good at directions and don't want to get lost. Thanks, Maria

      December 9, 2012

  • usha

    hi can someone give me a ride from downtown. appreciate it.

    December 8, 2012

    • Maria

      Hi Usha, I tried to respond to your email, but was unable to do so from my phone. I'm not certain I will go (depending on rain, etc), but you are welcome to call or text me at: [masked]

      December 9, 2012

  • John D

    I'll be driving up from I-80 and I-355 around 1:45 PM and have a minivan if anyone needs a ride.

    December 8, 2012

  • Chris

    I would love to join as well but needs car pool. I am from the loop as well. Will chip in for gas.

    December 8, 2012

  • Emily B.

    Is the path to Brezina paved or somewhat Stroller friendly?

    December 7, 2012

  • PJM

    Can you get a free pass from your local Library?

    December 1, 2012

    • Frank S.

      Schaumburg library has the Museum Adventure Pass program it will end on December 31, 2012, you can get two free admission to the Zoo

      December 6, 2012

  • Frank S.

    Kevin
    Which entrance ? the Zoo has two.

    December 6, 2012

  • Lyle W.

    I'll be driving from the loop with room for two more hikers. Let me know if anyone needs a ride from downtown.

    December 3, 2012

    • usha

      hi lyle, i live in downtown. would be nice if you could give me a ride

      December 5, 2012

    • Lyle W.

      Usha, unfortunately my car is full. Hope to see you at the hike. Lyle

      December 5, 2012

  • Lu

    we have room for 2 more people in the vehicle from N/W suburbs
    Anyone interested email me at [masked]

    December 5, 2012

  • Susan

    The adult tickets on the living social link are now all sold out; if anyone has purchased a ticket that he or she cannot use please contact me; thank you.

    December 4, 2012

  • Tina H.

    Kevin, what time do you think we'll be returning? I have an eve commitment.

    December 4, 2012

  • Tina H.

    Kevin, what time do you think we'll be returning? I have an eve commitment.

    December 4, 2012

  • Frank S.

    Please check at your local library Free pass - Admits 2 (Passes are valid for Brookfield Zoo only and does not include parking or admission to any internal exhibits or attractions, such as Dolphin Show, Butterflies! Children's Zoo, Temporary exhibits, Motor Safari, etc.)

    1 · December 3, 2012

    • PJM

      I called today and the Library passes require someone under 18 to be along when entering the zoo.

      December 3, 2012

    • Lu

      Got free pass from my library. Thanks for the useful tip :)

      1 · December 3, 2012

  • Amanda

    Hi, I'm coming from Downers Grove and will either take the train or drive. Would anyone like to travel with me?

    December 3, 2012

  • Donna C.

    December 3, 2012

  • Lyle W.

    I'll be driving from the loop with room for two more hikers. Let me know if anyone needs a ride from downtown.

    December 3, 2012

  • Lu

    Will be driving from Palatine. Let's carpool with someone who lives in the area. Would be more fun than driving along. :)

    November 25, 2012

    • Helen H

      Lu, I'd like to drive with you all, if there's enough room for me. I live in Arlington Heights.

      December 1, 2012

    • Lu

      Yes Helen. Colleen will come over to pick me up and you can get to my place too so we can all go together. I will send you my address later.

      December 2, 2012

  • TeeTheBarber

    Can children ages 13-14 attend the hike?

    December 2, 2012

  • Lu

    The half off deal for the Brookfield Zoo lights just sold out. No luck for me :(

    December 1, 2012

    • Lu

      Thanks, I will try. Will just buy at the boot otherwise.

      December 1, 2012

  • PJM

    What does it cost to park in the lot?

    November 29, 2012

    • PJM

      $10 is the parking price.

      December 1, 2012

  • linda

    November 30, 2012

  • linda

    I'm driving from Dundee if anyone needs a ride from the burbs.
    That's for the info of living social $8.00 ticket. I bought one also.

    November 30, 2012

  • Joe C.

    Hi, everyone-- I just saw this offer of a half off deal for the Brookfield Zoo lights. I know I am going to pick one up. Its valid for Dec. 9
    http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1705/deals/535044-admission-to-holiday-magic-at-the-brookfield-zoo

    November 30, 2012

  • Lu

    Contact me at [masked]

    November 25, 2012

  • Hank

    Is there public transportation from the loop out? And if so what train/bus do you take?

    November 25, 2012

    • Joe C.

      From Downtown Chicago and Western Suburbs
      It's easy to get to Brookfield Zoo from downtown or the western suburbs via Metra's Burlington Northern line. Exit at the Zoo Stop (Hollywood Station) and then walk two blocks northeast. To obtain a train schedule, call Metra at (312)[masked] or visit their Web site at www.metrarail.com
      Hope that helps. Joe

      1 · November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like it would be fun but I'm on-call for work that day, so it doesn't work for me. Next time!

    November 19, 2012

  • Katherine

    I believe I can go. And I'm planning to bring two friends who will drive me. :) See you there, I hope!

    November 8, 2012

  • Ian S.

    I would like to carpool with some Chicago folks, I'm in Logan Square. I can pay gas $ of course : )

    November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone that i could go with from the loop?

    October 28, 2012

  • Katherine

    I would love to do this! I would need a ride from Chicago out to Brookfield...

    October 28, 2012

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