Discover DuPage Forest Preserves!

Consider yourself challenged to discover the forest preserves of DuPage County this summer. Connect with nature, and share your pictures for a chance to win exciting prizes, including kayak or camping gear and experiences worth over $600!

Here’s How!

Step 1

Choose a discovery challenge below.

Step 2

Head to a DuPage forest preserve.

Step 3

Between now and Sept. 30, show you completed the challenge by uploading your photo. You can enter one photo per challenge per preserve.

Step 4

Check your email after each random drawing date to see if you won. It’s that simple!

The Challenges

Discovery Challenge Prizes

We’ll randomly draw winners from all eligible entries for prizes on the dates below.

July 1

Four-hour rental of a rowboat with trolling motor or a two-person kayak at Blackwell

Aug. 1

Behind-the-scenes tour for four at Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Sept. 2

“Unseen Spaces” tour for four at Mayslake Peabody Estate

Oct. 1

“No Rush Brush” lecture and hands-on grooming lesson for two at Danada Equestrian Center

Oct. 4

Grand Prize 1: $250 L.L. Bean gift card, tent, sleeping bag, backpack, and weekend campsite at the Blackwell family campground

Grand Prize 2: Kayak with paddle and life jacket and guided kayak tour

Sponsored in part by our community partner L.L. Bean

About the Challenge

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. Each year more than 4 million people visit our 60+ forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, 6 education centers and scores of programs. This summer we challenge you to discover all the different opportunities that the forest preserves have to offer.

Contest Rules

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