Sunday morning’s are normally for sleeping in, but this Sunday a special program will be held to celebrate the return of Summer.
A "Summer Sunrise Celebration" is being held to celebrate the coming of the summer solstice. The event will be held at Greene Valley Scenic Overlook at Greene Valley Forest Preserve.
The scenic overlook will open early at 6 a.m. so that those in attendance can watch the sunrise from one of the highest points in DuPage County, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. The sunrise takes place at 6:16 a.m. Sunday.
The actual summer solstice doesn’t take place until June 20, but the event Sunday will help welcome in the first day of summer just a few days early.
Views from the overlook offer a different perspective every day, according to the Forest Preserve District. Some days the Chicago skyline is visible from the overlook. During the Summer Solstice Celebration Forest Preserve District staff will be on hand and will have binoculars for viewing available. They will also have a spotting scope that can be used to view “far off vistas” as well as migrating birds.
Model glider and sailplane enthusiasts are also welcome to attend as long as they bring nonpowered crafts, according to the District. A valid model-aircraft permit is required and can be obtained through Visitor Services by calling 630-933-7248.
The event is free and everyone is welcome. An access drive to the overlook is located off Greene Road south of 79th Street. Visitors can reach the overlook by car, and parking is available at the summit. In the event of poor weather on June 17, the event will take place on June 24. For more information, call 630-792-2100.