Lake Katherine Nature Center, Palos Heights

4.8
#29 of 315 in Parks in Illinois
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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  • Attended a wedding at this nature center and spent some time enjoying the trails. Quite a beautiful spot! Lake is pretty, trails were well-maintained, fall foliage was colorful. Good refugee in... 
    Attended a wedding at this nature center and spent some time enjoying the trails. Quite a beautiful spot! Lake is pretty, trails were well-maintained, fall foliage was colorful. Good refugee in...  more »
  • I went the first time and I liked it and it's like a cross between Independence Grove and Chicago Botanic Garden. The waterfall there is nice and the canal overlook was good. 
    I went the first time and I liked it and it's like a cross between Independence Grove and Chicago Botanic Garden. The waterfall there is nice and the canal overlook was good.  more »
  • We love Lake Katherine! I have been visitng this lake since my undergrad college days, and now return with my family of 4! We enjoy the wildlife (birds and butterflies) as well as just the walking... 
    We love Lake Katherine! I have been visitng this lake since my undergrad college days, and now return with my family of 4! We enjoy the wildlife (birds and butterflies) as well as just the walking...  more »
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  • Came here to check out different walking trails and the one that wraps around the lake is absolutely stunning. There were birds everywhere, the flowers were in full blossom and I loved the waterfall when you first enter. Absolutely highly recommend stopping here if you’re a nature junkie like me.
  • We hosted an event at the clubhouse at Lake Katherine. The scenery was beautiful. All of our guests loved the setting and ambiance of the center. Lisa was a gracious host and really helped make our event special. Thank you! This place was truly a gem.
  • Absolutely beautiful nature center and botanic garden. It's just feels so relaxing to take a walk through the trail, you just won't feel tired, in-fact you will just end up feeling very refreshed.
  • Lovely grounds. Lake is beautiful, botanical garden is amazing. I love the waterfall the most. And if you're lucky you'll see a family of swans sitting just next to the lake :)
  • I visit here about first September. The Chicago sky was cloudy but the temperature was excellent. Lake Katherine was extremely wonderful and attractive. I believe that there is a piece of paradise on earth 🌎.

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