Hike and Summer Picnic at Messenger Marsh!

This is a past event

21 people went

Messenger Marsh Dog park

16211 S Bell Rd · Homer Glen, IL

How to find us

First parking lot, just east of Bell Rd. south of 159th St.

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This was lots of fun last year, so let's try it again! Bring your favorite outdoor dish to share, homemade or store-bought - doesn't have to be anything fancy! I'll provide lemonade; if you want anything else to drink (non-alcoholic please) bring it. I chose Messenger Marsh since it's easy to find and most of us have been there before. We can leave the food in the cars while we hike the easy loop trails first, one- to four-mile options available. The pavilion is right by the parking area, and there's a restroom. Please note: I have NOT obtained a permit for this since it's $70 and only required for groups of 25 or more. I've limited attendance to 24 for now, but if more want to come I'll charge $1 per person and get a permit. Also, unless/until I get a permit the pavilion is not reserved. It's currently available and I don't expect that to change, but if it does I'll move this to one of the two pavilions at nearby Messenger Woods. If that happens I'll post it here and email attendees.