GITy Up has always packed a lot more into an Illinois trail weekend than just trails. This year's iteration brings us to Camp Bullfrog Lake in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's awesome Pulaski Woods, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago.
A key feature this year: kayaks! The Forest Preserve District has outfitted Bullfrog Lake with a complement of one- and two-person kayaks for GITy Uppers' exclusive use Columbus Day weekend. I went out with friends Angela & Colin Thomas (who just signed up to GITy Up! with us!) , you know, to "research" it. :-)
The verdict? Awesome fun. You can hit the amazing trails in the morning, then spend an afternoon on the water at Bullfrog Lake. That's not your usual trail ride or run, but it's the fun folks can expect to have at GITy Up.
There's some cool exploring to be had on the lake:
And it's good fishing, too!
Proceeds from GITy Up! help support the work we do around the state, and gives us a chance to show off the trail-based adventure available right here in our beautiful state. Sign up here!