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Lake Katherine: A Beautiful Oasis in the Chicago Suburbs

Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, ILLake Katherine is a scenic nature center located in Palos Heights, just a half hour or so from downtown Chicago. This beautiful recreation area includes a walking path, gardens, an arboretum, and a waterfall. Mike & I got up early one morning during our Chicago trip. We knew that it would get packed later in the afternoon, and we really wanted to enjoy a quiet walk.

The one mile trail around scenic Lake Katherine, a 20 acre man made lake, is the perfect place for taking a morning or evening walk. Kayak rentals are available at the rate of $8 per person. Take a look at a few of the pictures we took on our morning outing to Lake Katherine.

A few scenic views along the path

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Kayaker at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, ILBeautiful view of Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, ILScenic views at Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, ILA variety of gardens are planted throughout the park, including a butterfly and herb garden.

The man made waterfall is a spectacular sight not to be missed. If you are in town for St. Patrick’s Day, make sure to check it out as it is transformed into a green wonder. I haven’t ever seen it myself, but have heard from relatives that it is spectacular!

Lake Katherine Waterfall - Palos Heights, ILLake Katherine waterfall - Palos Heights, ILLake Katherine waterfall - Palos Heights, IL

As you can see from the photos above, Lake Katherine is a spectacular place for photographers and other artists. Spending the morning at Lake Katherine is a peaceful escape combined with stunning scenery.

Address: 7402 Lake Katherine Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463

Nature Center hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

 

 

 



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