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Natural areas

Delnor Woods Park

FEATURES: 42 ACRES | A native oak-hickory woodland with century-old trees plus native plantings, interpretive signage, fishing opportunities, picnic pavilions, paved pathways, and a dam with a small waterfall.

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Ferson Creek Fen

FEATURES: 46 ACRES | An Illinois State Nature Preserve, this premier wetland has a sedge meadow, boardwalk, fen with rare plants, walking trails, floodplain woods, and prairie restoration.

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Hickory Knolls Natural Area

FEATURES: 131 ACRES | An Illinois Land & Water Reserve, this large and extremely diverse landscape environment features restored woodlands, wetlands, prairie and savanna areas with a picnic pavilion and walking trails.

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Kingswood Wetland

FEATURES: 5 ACRES | A mature woodland dominated by Maple and Oak with trails.

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Majestic Oaks wetland

FEATURES: 12.5 ACRES | A mature woodland dominated by Maple and Oak with trails

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Norris Woods

FEATURES: 73 ACRES | Designated as an Illinois State Nature Preserve, this outstanding red oak forest with a wide diversity of wildflowers and a gravel biking trail and a model restored stream channel.

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Otter Creek bend wetland park

FEATURES: 69 ACRES | A model, restored wetland with interpretive signage, gravel walking trail system, creek bridge, and stone overlook.

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Persimmon Woods

FEATURES: 30 ACRES | A unique upland swamp with adjacent marshy wetlands and a white oak wooded enclave with trails.

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lippold Park

FEATURES: Located directly on the Fox River Trail, this beautiful park boasts beautiful wooden paths that seem to float just above the surface of the ponds.  There's even a nature playground for the kiddos, a shelter, and several picnic tables!


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