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Let's Hike at the Little Red School House [about 1 mile hike]

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  • Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

    9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL (map)

    41.713001 -87.875710

  • The Little Red School House. In 1886 the present building, originally located on the Black Oak Trail at old 99th Street, replaced a log cabin school. Now hikers enjoy country lanes once used by its student. In 1932 the school house was moved to Camp Kiwanis by a local resident, using only one mule and log rollers. Classes continued there until 1948. In 1952 it was moved to its present site, and in 1955 reopened as a unique, new kind of school. In place of the three R’s, fascinating stories are told to children and grown-ups who visit here, stories about forest preserve plants and animals and the earth of which they live. 

    In 2010 a new visitor center with additional live animals and exhibits, children’s activity room, and more joined the old school.

    ***** No dogs are allowed at the Little Red School House or on the trails. *****

    The parking lot is located on the west side of Willow Springs Road [also known as Flavin Road or 104th Street] which is between 95th Street and 107th Street.

    If there is a wind chill advisory of -10 degrees or lower, this hike will be cancelled but we can still walk through the Little Red School House.

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  • gardenes

    Hi, What trail do you plan on hiking? yellow? brown? or?

    1 · October 27

    • Lynn

      All the trails that are open. Last year only one trail was open due to the other trails being icy trails.

      1 · October 27

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  • Lynn
    Organizer,
    Event Host

    Looking for a group to hike with as well as ability to ocassionally bring my dog on some hikes.

  • Carol

    Like to walk and it's fun to walk with friends. Human walking buddies are welcome, as my canine... more

  • Sandra L.

    Nature/wildlif­e enthusiast. Michigan native. Enjoy outdoor... more

  • Phyllis S.

    Hi, I'm truly appreciative of nature and looking for outdoor activities with fellow bird... more

  • Richard B.

    Hi my name is Richard! 😊

  • Donna

    Enjoy being outdoors. Looking to getting back to walking and hiking to keep fit

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