Lake 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
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!
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