Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights

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Garden Nature / Park
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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  • I go here to breath the fresh air and enjoy nature. They have a number of events throughout the year as well..all entertaining. It's a beautiful place.  more »
  • Had our wedding photos taken here with our wedding party also. Great location and business center people were very nice to work with when getting the permit. Will be bringing our baby girl here for wa...  more »
  • Beautiful area, and a nice easy walk. Benches to sit on to rest and relax if you want. I go there often.  more »
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  • Not handicapped friendly. We went to a wedding and reception here. The only handicap parking is by the entrance which is over a block to the wedding location. Abd ONE handicap spot close to the reception. Which was occupied the entire afternoon. The paths to the wedding location were covered with loose wood chips. I had both my walker which was impossible to move through the path. So we switched to my Go chair. That also had a horrible time moving through and almost tipped as I got to the venue
  • Beautiful amazing place. The hikes are great and we saw many birds and wildlife. Best part is the waterfall!!! My fiance and I are thinking about getting married here. We will be back for sure.
  • Beautifully kept-up nature area. Great for a learning experience for children and a nice, somewhat romantic place for adults. 😁😊
  • A beautiful and peaceful place that also offers nature education for children. It has a great Babbling Brook and walking path around the lake. Really a beautiful place to visit and relax.
  • Beautiful. Quick walk. Nice visitor center. Small waterfall. Many different birds in and around the lake.