Discover Outdoor Fun at Fall Adventure Day on Northerly Island
Autumn is a perfect season to celebrate the great outdoors. The Chicago Park District invites families to Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Drive, on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the season at Fall Adventure Day. Admission is free. No registration is required.
“We encourage kids and their families to come out to Northerly Island for this great event to get in touch with nature and experience the fall season in all its glory,” said Michael Kelly, Chicago Park District interim General Superintendent and CEO.
Kids and families can enjoy fall themed arts and crafts at the event. Also, enjoy the local harvest, trade in your favorite ghost stories, fish in Lake Michigan, watch the fall bird migration, enjoy a guided nature hike and celebrate the changing of the season at this fun, educational outdoor event. In addition, participants 8 years and older will have the chance to kayak in Burnham Harbor. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Two trips will be available, one hour each and kayakers will get a chance to paddle around Burnham Harbor.
For more information about the event or any Nature Oasis program, call the Nature Oasis hotline at 312.742.5039.
Directions by car to Northerly Island:
Take Lake Shore Drive (N or S) to the 18th Street/Museum Campus exit. Follow Museum Campus Drive toward Adler Planetarium. Turn right on Lynn White Drive. Go past the Northerly Island concert pavilion (on left) and the Burnham Harbor Yacht Club (on right). The visitor center and free parking are on the left.
Northerly Island is also accessible by public transportation: Take the #146 bus, exit at Lynn White Drive and walk south to the Visitor Center.