Take a Wellness Walk

No boats are needed to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of Beaubien Woods; with trails and fishing in Flatfoot Lake and the Little Calumet, there are many ways to experience the peace and beauty of Beaubien Woods including volunteering to help bring it back to life.

Friends of the Chicago River, Friends of the Forest Preserves, and the Forest Preserves of Cook County launched Centennial Volunteers in 2013 to empower people to care for river-edge forest preserves.

This kind of outdoor experience provides community, exercise, and access to nature, which hundreds of studies prove is good for human health. A meta-analysis of 140 such studies by the University of East Anglia involving 290 million people from 20 countries confirmed that “spending time in, or living close to, natural green spaces is associated with diverse and significant health benefits.”