Look at one of our friends from our hike:
We found Lake Katherine to be a refreshing option for a hike. The scenery just sets you at peace. Plus, the waterfall adds a little something different from the other places we hike.
Canoes and kayaks can be rented during part of the year. You can check Lake Katherine's website for details. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leash. Be sure to pick up after your pooch! Picnics are actually prohibited at Lake Katherine. Please check the website for more on visitor policies. There also are family events at Lake Katherine, so be sure to check those out!
Lake Katherine is open for walking dawn through dusk. The Nature Center is open weekdays 9AM-5PM and 10AM-4PM on Saturdays, closed on Sundays. Admission is free! The preserve is located at 402 W. Lake Katherine Drive in Palos Heights. However, I must warn you that we had to "trick" our GPS to find it.