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Go camping on the 606 with a free tent this weekend

Written by
Sara Freund

Turn the Bloomingdale Trail into your personal campground this Saturday with a free overnight camping expedition. 

Say goodbye to summer with stargazing and s’mores on the western end of the trail from 4pm Saturday to 11am Sunday. There's no need to buy a tent, or go digging in your parents garage for an old one—camping equipment will be provided for guests free of charge. The situation is also probably a bit more glamping than camping, a portable toilet will be available, so you don't need to wander off the trail with your own roll of toilet paper and hope for the best. Security will also be provided.

There are only a few spots left and you’ll only have until tomorrow night to register online for the camping event, sponsored by Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and the Park District.

After you’ve had your fill of ghost stories and Chicago wilderness, check out our complete guide to the 606 for nearby brunch spots, shopping and more.

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