Category Archives: Hiking
Saturday, May 11, 8am-4pm Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
Join us for the 12th year of Cache River Nature Fest, an event that highlights the rich diversity of habitats and wildlife in the Cache River Watershed! Guided canoe tours, bike trips, hikes, and special presentations will be scheduled throughout the day and will feature live animal [...]
[ November 24, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, November 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Discover the beauty of the remains of summer flowering plants. Species that were barely noticeable in the summer can be easily identified by striking seed pods or unique silhouettes this time of year. Many of them do not resemble the plant of the summer, but by checking the [...]
[ September 8, 2012; ] Join the Friends at Cache River Days in Ullin on Saturday, September 8.
Don’t miss the 18th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin! Food, music, exhibits, and family activities are just part of the fun. Enjoy guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands. Resource staff will provide an intimate look at ancient bald cypress trees [...]
[ April 22, 2012; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
Picnic for the Planet – Cache River Wetlands
Earth Day – Sunday, April 22 (Noon – 3 pm)
Cache River Wetlands Center
On Sunday, April 22nd, The Nature Conservancy will celebrate the planet we live on with good food and great company. Join us for Picnic for the Planet and be part of the world’s largest – and [...]
[ May 12, 2012; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for the 11th year of Cache River Nature Fest, an event that highlights the rich diversity of habitats and wildlife in the Cache River Watershed! Guided canoe tours, bike trips, hikes, and special presentations will be scheduled throughout the day and will feature live animal demonstrations, [...]
Despite a heat advisory yesterday, the shade of the forest kept us cool. And, the unexpected surprise of a nice mess of chanterelle mushrooms made the excursion doubly nice! Continue reading
June 4th, 2011 Saturday
Cache River Wetlands Center
8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL 62923
Events & Outings
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Rain or Shine!
Guided Hikes & *Canoe Tours
Swamp Ecology Exhibits & Film
*Nature Journaling Workshop
Free Native Trees
Live Wildlife Exhibits: Fish, Snakes, & Turtles of the “Cache”!
Wild Bird Banding Demonstrations
Games & Activities: Ecological [...]
[ October 10, 2011; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Indulge in the beauty of the Cache River wetlands as we show off our trails. This guided hike will orient you to the natural and cultural history of the area as you view some beautiful sites. Start the day with a walk on a floating boardwalk that meanders into Heron Pond’s cathedral of bald cypress [...]
Tunnel Hill State Trail
Tunnel Hill Trail – photo: Daniel Schwen
Tunnel Hill State Trail stretches for 45 miles from Harrisburg to Karnak, with 2.5 miles being managed by the city of Harrisburg. The trail continues on a trails [...]
The Henry N. Barkhausen Wetlands Center is the place to begin your Cache River Wetlands adventure. Visitors will enjoy a cultural and natural history time-line exhibit full of fascinating artifacts, a video screen with five perspective of the Cache watershed, and audio sticks with local oral history. State-of-the-art interactive exhibits and dioramas offer visitors a [...]