View the Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton in old-fashioned style. (Photo provided by Forest Preserve District of DuPage Count)

Enjoy fall's colorful palette from a perch aboard a horse-drawn hay ride that spends a half hour traveling through the forests and fields of Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

Passengers load on a first-come basis at the main stable every 45 minutes, and can meet the horses before each ride. They cost $5 for ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 5 to 12, and are free for younger kids.

Groups of 15 or more may arrange private rides, which include a warming fire.

Danada Equestrian Center is at 3S507 Naperville Road. The fall rides are offered from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3.

For information about the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County hay rides, call the center at 630-668-6012 or visit