The Prairie Club of Chicago would like to invite members of the public to join us on some of our outdoor activities. The Prairie Club was founded in 1908. The Club began by organizing hikes into the country as a way for people to escape the crowded urban environment of Chicago and enjoy nature in and around the city. Outdoor activities and conservation have been core values for the Prairie Club since its inception. The Prairie Club played a prominent role in the establishment of the Cook County Forest Preserve system, the Indiana Dunes State Park, and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In addition to weekend hiking, we have canoeing/kayaking, and bicycling events during the year.
Please join the Prairie Club Activities Group for a hike at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois on Sunday April 28 , at 1 PM. There will be an optional lunch at the Ginkgo Cafe at noon before the hike for those interested. We will meet at the entrance to the Ginkgo Cafe at noon, or 1 PM for those coming to hike only and hike for about two hours ( or longer if you wish). Morton Arboretum was established in 1922, and now encompasses 1,700 acres and 16 miles of hiking trails. The Arboretum claims to have over 200,000 daffodils on their grounds, so find out if it is true. Hopefully, dogwood and viburnum are still be in bloom and also spring beauties, hepatica and other wildflowers. The charge for entry to the Arboretum for non-members is $15.00 adult / $13.00 senior. (The Arboretum also has reciprocity with some other horticultural gardens.) Please bring plenty of water, sun protection, and comfortable walking shoes.