Walking & Bike Trails-Paths

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I have been wanting to try out the new Evergreen Park walking trail located in Yukich Park at approximately 90th & Kedzie.  It is on the east side of the street.  walk your dog at Yukich Park in Evergreen Park IL

It states that it is about 1.4 miles long around and there are a couple of different paths to make the walk longer or shorter.  There are several ponds with shooting water features when you drive up but there is no tree coverage so on a hot, sunny day this would be a sweltering walk.

We actually went around 3 times since it was one of the cooler days we've had recently.  You basically walk around the sports fields in the middle.  There is a cemetary to the east over the fence.  On the west side there is a skating rink and it was interesting to watch the skateboarders inside.

Not one of

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Lake Katherine Palos Heights swansLake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is one of my favorite walking trails. The surroundings are beautiful and the actual trail winds around Lake Katherine in Palos Heights. There is a waterfall to the east which allows a view from the top (I've used a few photos of Lake Katherine on my photo slideshow on this website).

You can start at the waterfall and catch up with the main trail, but if you have strollers there is a steep incline going up. The trail is mulched and no bikes are allowed, no picnics nor can you fish. I prefer a pure walking trail over a bike/walking path any day. However, be prepared to empty your shoes of mulch.

If you want to bypass the waterfall you can cross over the bridge which leads you to the circular trail. On

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