Area Activities

Wheaton’s campus isn’t the only place our students enjoy this time of year. These area activities offer added possibilities for outdoor family fun.

Illinois Prairie Path

South of campus, just across the railroad tracks
This stretch of wooded trail alongside Wheaton's campus is only the beginning of a 62-mile pathway for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists.

Wheaton French Market

Saturday, 9am-2pm
Downtown Wheaton, at the intersection of Main Street and Liberty Drive, just south of the railroad tracks.
Modeled after an outdoor market in France, this weekend marketplace is alive with locally grown produce, flowers, baked goods, and handcrafted gifts. 

Cosley Zoo

Hours: 9:00 - 5:00 
1365 N. Gary Avenue, Wheaton
Admission: $5 adults, children 3-17 free
A local petting zoo and pumpkin patch with plenty of places to picnic.

Morton Arboretum

Hours: 9:00 - 6:00
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
Admission: $12 adults; $11 seniors; $9 youth age 2-17
1,700 acres of gardens, including native woodlands, a restored Illinois prairie, and 16 miles of hiking trails.

Kuipers Family Farm

Hours: 9:00 - 6:00 
1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL (26 miles west of campus)
Apple-picking, pumpkin-picking, barnyard animals, corn maze, and farm stand.

Downtown Wheaton

Stroll through the streets of our historic town and visit the many shops and restaurants.

Downtown Glen Ellyn

Explore the shops and restaurants of our neighbor town just two miles to the east.