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East Branch DuPage River Trail: Progress Update – Zoom meeting

You are welcome to participate in this Zoom meeting for an update on exciting East Branch DuPage River Trail. Click on the following link for  more information and to register. This is not an Illinois Prairie Path event but will likely be of interest to IPP members and users.

Village of Winfield: Winfield Mounds Field Trip – IPP Geneva Spur

Here is the  complete flyer  for the upcoming Winfield Mounds Field Trip. Dr Greer, who recently finished his book "Winfield: A Place to Discover", will be providing information on the Mounds that is also provided in a chapter of his book. Note that Dr. Greer convinced me to give a 5 minute overview of the […]

CANCELED: Elmhurst Park District: Great Western Prairie Work Day – IPP Main Stem CANCELED

IPP - Elmhurst Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path Lane, Elmhurst

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED IN 2020!!  PLEASE JOIN ERIC AND COMPANY IN 2021.  WORK DAYS WILL BE POSTED ON THE IPP WEBSITE SHORTLY.   The Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is a small, long and narrow remnant of the black soil eastern tallgrass prairie that once was the […]

DuPage County: Bike to Work 2021 – Elmhurst

Prairie Path Lane and Spring Road Prairie Path Lane and Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL

YOU'RE INVITED! Chairman Dan Cronin’s BIKE TO WORK 2021 Location Illinois Prairie Path at Spring Road Elmhurst, Illinois Date and Time Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Meet at 7:00 AM Departure at 7:30 AM What is    Bike to Work? Bike to Work is your opportunity to ride with DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin!  Please […]

The Resiliency Institute: Forest Garden Friends Volunteer Date – Naperville

Ferry Forest Garden 30W060 W Ferry Road, Naperville, IL, United States

The Resiliency Institute welcomes volunteers as Forest Garden Friends ( to help manage and maintain this community forest garden. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn about permaculture, nourish yourself with fresh air and nature, perform community service, and be rewarded with foraged food! 2021 Forest Garden Friends Volunteer Date: Saturday, August 7th from 12:30 - […]

Valley Model Railroad Club: Open House & Swap meet – South Elgin

Clintonville Substation 33W519 Kenyon Rd, South Elgin, IL

Clintonville Substation Located a couple of miles before the end of the Elgin Branch of the IPP and approximately 15 feet off the IPP is the Clintonville power substation. It is a substantial brick building constructed in 1903, which once operated as a passenger train station of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad (CA&E). The […]

Richard Diebold memorial – Elmhurst

Richard was a tireless volunteer with the Illinois Prairie Path.   Richard A. Diebold of Schaumburg, Illinois was born November 13, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and died November 20, 2020 in New Port Richey, Florida. A 1938 graduate of York High school he worked at Diebold Cabinet Shop for 60 years. Surviving are six children, […]

Village of Berkeley Electric Lights Festival: 12/1-1/9

Electric Lights Festival Please join the Village of Berkeley in spreading some holiday cheer at the Electric Lights Festival. This free event includes a holiday lights display along the Illinois Prairie Path and will run from December 1, 2021 through January 9, 2022. Residents are encouraged to walk the Illinois Prairie Path and experience the […]

Illinois Prairie Path: Meet & Greet with Recycled Cycling – Warrenville trailhead

Have you thought about becoming a member of the Illinois Prairie Path but wanted to know more about how we support the trail? Please join us on Saturday June 4th from 10:00-1:00 on the southwest corner of Butterfield & Batavia roads where Illinois Prairie Path board members, along with one of our important partners, Recycled […]

Wheaton Historic Commission: History of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railway

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross St, wheaton, IL

The City of Wheaton Historic Commission and the Wheaton Public Library are co-sponsoring an exciting free public lecture entitled "History of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railway" at 7 pm on June 7, 2022.  The Ostbergs will be giving this lecture and will of course be focusing on the railway which became part of the […]

Partners in Mission: Annual Bike Ride

Please note that this is not an Illinois Prairie Path event but may be of interest to IPP members & users especially because a good portion of the ride will be on the Path. *********************************************** This year we're riding to support a multi-year project to build a new Carpentry and Welding Shop on the campus […]

Recycled Cycling Bike Shop: Bike Show – Warrenville

Recycled Cycling Bike Shop is excited to host their 2nd annual Bike Show at Warrenville's Summer Daze Saturday, August 6th from 11-2. Have a classic, custom, or exotic bicycle? Come show it off. RSVP by to: Prizes and awards will be handed out. The Wheelmen will be on hand to promote the restoration and […]