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A nice little walk

Nature center, good parking, nice little bridge over babbling brook. You can walk all around lake... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeff S
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Nice place to visit.

Great place to go for a walk anytime of the year. Really nice though in the fall. You can walk your... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2019
DavidRO9041
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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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7402 Lake Katherine Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1054
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nature center, good parking, nice little bridge over babbling brook. You can walk all around lake, but right now, be prepared for soft and muddy. I am hoping soon they will take advantage of free mulch and lay down another layer to smooth out trail....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Great place to go for a walk anytime of the year. Really nice though in the fall. You can walk your dog there if you want, but make sure it is on a leash. They have a few canoes they rent also, first come first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidRO9041
Reviewed 18 December 2018

The Lake Katherine Nature Trail is excellent! I enjoy walking and it is one of the best trails around the south suburbs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Nice walking trail covered with wood chips around the Lake. Nature Center is there too for a visit. Lots of rules to follow and no fishing is allowed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ILBoomerTraveller
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Lake Katherine is a nice place to spend your day with friends or family and kids. Walking around the lake or just entering the visitor centre is worth visit. Outside the visitor center and also an education center, you can find herb garden or butterfly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Lake Katherine is a frequent place my wife and i go to for family walks with the kids. The scenery there is stunning and is are always plenty of wildlife to see and explore. Geese, ducks, etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Lake Katherine nature center has a nice waterfall, flower garden and a path around the lake for a leisurely stroll. Popular for weddings. Many different trees on the south side are well labelled. Ducks and Canadian geese populate the lake. Parts are shallow and have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keng L
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Its a great little nature center but very beautiful and peaceful. Great for a little stroll around the park. I take my granddaughter there all the time. Our favorite is the man made waterfall.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lettiedelgado
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Lake Katherine is an amazing little gem. They have a fun nature center for the kids where they can learn. They even offer nature classes for kids. Our favorite part is the beautiful one mile walk around the lake. You can see so many animals...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing really great but good part-time Nature walk around the lake with butterfly park and club house. Good place only for local resident. Avoidable for tourists

Date of experience: September 2018
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