Windy City Walkers


​​​​​​2020 Group Walk Calendar

October 3 - Downers Grove Founders Day Walk
9 AM - 11 AM
Downers Grove Founders Day 2020 is Celebrating the Grove in Downers Grove by honoring John "Daddy" Wells, caretaker of one of DuPage County's first Forest Preserves, lover of nature, and friend to the area's Girl Scouts. Join us us we visit locations of natural beauty in Downers Grove, including Maple Grove, Patriots Park with Barth Pond, and other parks within the village. The popular Country in the Park is also returning to the start/finish point, with fun and activities for all!


​A group walk will leave the start point at 9:30 am. If you prefer to not walk with the group, you can register and start any time between 9 and 11. 


Starting point is The Downers Grove History Museum

                              831 Maple Ave; Downers Grove, IL 


THE FOLLOWING WALKS WERE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE DATES SHOWN. STARTING POINTS ARE STILL TO BE DETERMINED AND THE LISTED DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE OR OUR FACEBOOK GROUP (WINDY CITY WALKERS) FOR UPDATED INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE EVENTS.


October 17 - Morris

10 AM

The trail will take you past beautiful new and old homes, into the historic downtown business area (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), and along the Illinois River and Illinois Michigan Canal. The trail is on paved walkways & roads. The Illinois Michigan Canal path is gravel. Wheelchairs and strollers may experience some difficulty. During winter months, the snow may not be cleared from the entire trail.


Starting point is TBD


​November 28 - Frankfort

10 AM

The trail takes you on Old Plank Road, now a bike trail, through the Frankfort historic downtown area and through new-home subdivisions.


Starting point is TBD


December 12 - Geneva 

10 AM

Geneva is a quaint, historic town with many eating and shopping opportunities along the walk. You will want to spend the day! The 5k trail will take you by the Fox River, through the cemetery, downtown on the Lincoln Heritage Highway (LHH), passing a family bakery, beautiful homes in the historic district and the library. The 10K route passes the train depot, into Fabyan Preserve Park onto hike/bike trails across the island. Return passing the lighthouse and windmill along the Fox River and on through the Historic District. Wheel chairs and strollers will want to start in the park.


Starting point is  TBD​​