Hiking at Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia

Why Red Oak Nature Center?
A bunch of short hikes for the kiddos, pleasing views of Fox Lake River, an intriguing small cave and a well-equipped Nature Center.

How to Plan your visit?

• Hop in a car and set your GPS here.

• Run through the checklist and prepare your emergency backpack. Here’s mine.

• Check the map and plan your trip. All of these hikes are fairly curt, so should be easy to cover them all.

Tip:
Please don’t miss the caves on the far left!

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The Hike

It’s tailor made for the kids – flat, shady and curt.

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The cave on the west side of nature center was quite inviting.

The trails had a cluster of trivia which kept kids and adults engrossed.

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There is a small deck overlooking the Fox River.

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There were a few slender trails along the way.

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Each trail only took a few minutes.

IMG_20200816_180345Trailhead for the Bubo Trail

Some amusing things on display by the Mother Nature.

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and by humans too.

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The outdoor study center which has a deserted look, thanks to the pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named.

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That’s it! For the ice-cream aficionados, the near-by highly rated Batavia Creamery is a gratifying way to wind up this summer hike.

image7Courtesy: BataviaCreamery.com

Interested in Hiking options around Naperville? Please check other hiking locations here.


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