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Join Master Naturalists and Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove for a day of outdoor activities in nature!

  • Morning Trail Run - parking lot to green loop trail, run begins at 9:30 AM
  • Guided nature hikes
  • Blacksmithing and woodturning demonstrations
  • Bee and pollinator programs
  • Miller Park Zoo @ 10:30 a.m.
  • University of Illinois Bat Conservation @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Youth nature activity stations with community partners including building fairy homes, animal track discoveries, and more!
  • Pack a picnic or grab lunch at the vendors


Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove has hosted the event for several years now. Remember to bring your bug spray, sunscreen, hat, and water so you will have a great time on the trails and stay safe. No registration is required and the event is FREE to the public. Picnic tables are available for public use and vendors will be on site that day with food available for purchase. Restroom facilities will also be available.

Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove is located at 4532 N. 725 E. Road, McLean, IL.

For more information about the Trail Run or questions, contact Extension staff at 309-663-8306. Stay in the loop and stay current on weather and event updates by finding us on Facebook at Illinois Grand Prairie Master Naturalists or Sugar Grove Nature Center. This event will operate in accordance to current and ongoing University of Illinois, Center for Disease Control, and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.