Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights

(4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Lake Katherine provides year-round activities and fun for the whole family. The park offers approximately 6 miles of hiking trails, including a scenic trail around the lake and near a beautiful waterfall. The Nature Center includes educational displays and live animal exhibits. Lake Katherine hosts special events for the public and a variety of educational programs for children all year long. The calendar of events is available at www.lakekatherine.org.
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  • Beautiful area, and a nice easy walk. Benches to sit on to rest and relax if you want. I go there often.  more »
  • My husband and I have been enjoying this amazing hidden gem for over 10 years now. There is a beautiful waterfall that is so picture worthy. Although professional photographs require advance reservati...  more »
  • I visited this park with my wife while staying in the Alsip area visiting friends. It is tucked away from everything and offers a nice little retreat. The lake was really overgrown with algae because ...  more »