2021 Jingle Hike Challenge

2021 Jingle Hike Challenge

Jingle bells are tied to 12 trees in parks throughout the Metro East from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day. Participants are asked to visit as many of the parks as they can, take a photo with the bell, and submit the photo evidence in our system. You can also share...
Buds & Bark Hike – Winter Tree ID

Buds & Bark Hike – Winter Tree ID

Hikers will explore the winding, looping trails of Willoughby Farm while also learning some tips and tricks for Winter Tree Identification. (Remember: Correct tree species identification during the Jingle Hike Challenge earns bonus entries!) The trails at Willoughby...
2021 Jingle Hike Challenge

Jingle Hike Challenge Returns for 6th Year!

The Jingle Hike Challenge is back for another year! Our staff have come up with 12 very special places in southwestern Illinois to explore the outdoors this winter.    What is the Jingle Hike Challenge? Jingle bells will be tied to 12 trees in parks throughout...