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NIU Recreation & Wellness
Outdoor Adventures

Co-sponsored by NIU Outdoor Adventures, a program area of Recreation and Wellness. Outdoor Adventure trips, teambuilding, special events, equipment rentals, and resources are open to the community. If you have any questions or to find out more information, please visit, email, or call (815) 753-9423.

Sunday, August 30 | Bike the Local Trail System

Meet at Adventure Center, at 325 N. Annie Glidden Road
3:00-5:00pm | FREE!
The DeKalb area has some amazing, local trails! Meet new friends, outdoor enthusiasts, and explore the local trail system together. Bicycles not included. Register for this session at

Saturday, September 26 | 9:00 am - Noon

Hike Series #1 National Public Lands Day Clean Up

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits. This year National Public Lands Day is on Saturday, September 26. Meet us at NIU's East Lagoon to do your part by hiking through local parks and cleaning them up. No registration required as this is a FREE event! Participate in all three hike series and get a prize!

Sunday, October 4 | Frisbee Golf Clinic

Prairie Park, at 401 Clifford Drive
3:00-5:00 pm | Fee $25 per person
Improve your frisbee golf skills while enjoying a 9-hole course along the Kishwaukee River. Fee includes equipment, goodie bags, and instruction, followed by an intra-team tournament. Register for this session at

Sunday, November 8, 15, and 22 | SUP Yoga (Stand Up Paddleboard)

Huntley Middle School Pool, at 1515 S. 4th Street DeKalb
3:00-4:30 pm | Fee $25 per person/session
Experience standup paddleboard and practice yoga in this indoor workshop pool setting. SUP is a growing activity that can be challenging, but tons of fun! Fee includes equipment (SUP, paddle, PFD) and instruction. Register below:

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