Seniors Invited on a June 5 Walk Through Bowes Creek Woods

Seniors Invited on a June 5 Walk Through Bowes Creek Woods

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The Forest Preserve District of Kane County invites area seniors to join Forest Preserve naturalists for a free monthly “Senior Stroll” program.

On the first Thursday of each month,naturalists lead a leisurely walk through a Kane County forest preserve, and share ecology highlights along the way. The strolls last about an hour, with social time and refreshments following the walk.

The next “Senior Stroll” takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, at Bowes Creek Woods Forest Preserve. All seniors are welcome.

Registration is not required for this program.

Bowes Creek Woods Forest Preserve is located at 9N420 Crawford Road, Elgin.

For more information or a full roster of Forest Preserve District nature programs, see our Web site at or call 630-444-4190.


About Bowes Creek Woods

Located just west of Elgin, Bowes Creek Woods Forest Presere is named for the creek that winds its way through the rolling terrain before heading to the Fox River. The preserve is part of a large tapestry of prairie, woodland and streams with a lovely walking trail that winds through the prairie and woods. Along the trail visitors will find a meandering stream and a grove of majestic old oak trees, still standing sentinel on the prairie.
The preserve is located along greenway corridors that connect Meissner-Corron Forest Preserve to the south and Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve to the north.  As a whole, these three preserves provide vital habitat for native species of animals and plants.
In 2006, the first 183 acres of the preserve was acquired. The District quickly followed that acquisition up with an additional 58 acres.  Acquisition and development assistance from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) made this gem of a preserve a reality for the residents of Kane County.
Bowes Creek Woods sees more and more visitors each year. It’s a wonderful place for bird watching, jogging, walking or picnicking at the shelter.
To stay up to date on the Kane County Forest Preserve District news and events, visit the website at