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A group of people who gather monthly to enjoy a range of outdoor and cultural activities. Outings range from nature hikes, kayaking, and cross-country skiing to architectural tours and summer concerts. We always welcome friends and family members. Join for one or all activities listed on our calendar.

Lake Villa Hike and Picnic

We will hike in the Grant Woods Forest Preserve from 10:30–11:45 a.m. before proceeding to Sallie and Ralph’s lake home for lunch. If you would like to just come for lunch at 11 a.m. and not hike it is fine. Please indicate this on the RSVP sheet.

Carpools will leave Kenilworth Union Church at 9:30 a.m. You may also meet us at Grant Woods in the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. If you are unable to hike, you may go directly to Sallie and Ralph’s house starting at 11 a.m.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 11 by clicking here.

Hike Details
When: Saturday, September 14, 10–11:45 a.m.
Where: Grant Woods Forest Preserve, 24505 W. Monaville Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046
Directions: Click here for driving directions from Kenilworth Union.


Grant Woods Forest Preserve

Lunch Details
Where: Sallie and Ralph Smith lake home.
Directions: Click here for directions from Grant Woods Forest Preserve to Sallie and Ralph’s lake home.
Volunteer Potluck: Sallie and Ralph would appreciate volunteers who could bring a dessert, a salad, or something else if you prefer, to complement the lunch they have graciously offered to provide. Please indicate if you can bring something on the RSVP sheet.

If you have questions, please contact Sallie Smith.

Many thanks to Sallie and Ralph for planning and hosting this event!