Ol’ Time Group Wagon Rides a Fall Tradition at Sterne’s Woods

Sat September 7, 2019

Families and groups can celebrate autumn with a Crystal Lake Park District wagon-ride and good times around a campfire. The wagon ride takes you into Sterne's Woods, located north of Veteran Acres at 5617 Hillside Road. The truck drawn wagon ride takes up to 20 participants into the deep woods.  Afterwards, you will enjoy time around a campfire.  With groups of 21 to 40 participants, half the group will ride while the other half enjoys the campfire and vice versa.  Groups can supply food, such as snacks and items that can be cooked on a stick over a fire, but no alcohol is allowed. 


Please make reservations at least one week in advance at the Park District Administrative Office, located at One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. Fees are due at that time. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on same day as wagon ride.  All participants must sign a waiver prior to the wagon ride.  For questions regarding wagon rides, contact Lindsay Pollina at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1210, lpollina@crystallakeparks.org.

Group rides are available September 27-November 17


Groups up to 20: One 45-minute ride, $115

Groups larger than 21-40: Two 30-minutes rides, $145


NEW for 2019! Specialty Wagon Rides

Enjoy a 45 minute wagon ride followed by a campfire. Each ride will include a fun twist at the end of the trip. Registration is per person for each night. Registration deadline is one week prior to the wagon ride.


Teen Night-S’more Night Fun

Ages 12-18, 150002-01

Th, Oct 10, 6-8 pm

$12 resident/$18 non-resident


Sweetest Day-Baked Ziti & Monkey Bread over the Campfire

Ages 18 & up, register for code 150002-02

Th, Oct 17, 6-8 pm

$12 resident/$15 non-resident


Family Fun Night-Storytime & Campfire Songs, Wear Your Halloween Costume

All Ages, register for code 150002-03

Th, Oct 24, 5-7 pm

$12 resident/$15 non-resident