Hiking at Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia

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 fairly equipped Nature Center. Can a FREE outdoor stopover get better than that?

How to Plan your visit?

• Hop in a car and set your GPS here.

• Pack the emergency hiking back-pack – I keep some water, packed food, sun-screen, bug-repellent, first-aid, analgesic, water-proof pouch for cellphone (a must have since I bricked my Pixel 2 in Everglades in this trip), sanitizer, soft tissues, towel and extra battery juice pack.

• 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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Photologue

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.

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