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Forest Preserves

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Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve

The 757 acre Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve is situated in the heart of a rapidly developing critical growth band of townships located in central Kane County. Across the gently rolling… more

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Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve

This interesting forest preserve complex, located at a crook in the Fox River, is many things to many different people. There is a woodland for hiking and bird watching, shoreline… more

Disc Golf at Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve

Disc Golf at Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve

Converted from a former country club golf course, this 18-hole disc golf course features rolling terrain and a mix tree cover and open areas. Holes: 18 Par: 59 Length: 6195 – 6557 ft (depending… more

Bluff Spring Fen

Bluff Spring Fen

A lush valley of emerald green, Bluff Spring Fen is a rare gem, a mix of prairie, woodlands, ponds, streams and wetlands—including the rare ecosystem that gives the site its… more

Hampshire Forest Preserve

Hampshire Forest Preserve

Hampshire Forest Preserve has been a natural playground and picnic spot for area children and adults throughout the years. Trails for hiking and learning to recognize a wide variety of… more

Bowes Creek Greenway Forest Preserve

Bowes Creek Greenway Forest Preserve

This property is the creek corridor/greenway, wetlands and woodlands near Bowes Creek Country Club. Habitat restoration is underway on this property.   Amenities: Biking and Nature Trails – .46 Total… more

Bowes Creek Wood Forest Preserve

Bowes Creek Wood Forest Preserve

Located just west of Elgin, Bowes Creek Woods Forest Preserve is named for the creek that winds its way through the rolling terrain before heading to the Fox River. The… more

Brunner Family Forest Preserve

Brunner Family Forest Preserve

Brunner Family Forest Preserve features woodlands and wetlands along a 3.5-mile stretch of the Fox River. Preserve amenities include a picnic shelter, water pump, information kiosk, fishing access, interpretive signs,… more

Burnidge Forest Preserve

Burnidge Forest Preserve

Beautiful vistas and rolling terrain are the outstanding features of Burnidge Forest Preserve, one of the largest preserves in the District. There are several different plant communities and soil types… more

Cardinal Creek Forest Preserve

Cardinal Creek Forest Preserve

Cardinal Creek Forest Preserve was named by school children in a contest organized by the Forest Preserve District. An intermittent tributary of Burlington Creek meanders through the northeastern portion of… more

Eagles Forest Preserve

Eagles Forest Preserve

Eagles Forest Preserve is a quiet green island within the city limits of suburban Elgin. Eagles is home to Tyler creek as well as terrace floodplains grading into oak-hickory woods…. more

Binnie Forest Preserve

Binnie Forest Preserve

The wetland pockets here form the headwaters of the Kishwaukee River, which flows from the northern border of Binnie Forest Preserve. Visitors enjoy bird watching and wildlife observation from a… more

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Fox River Shores Forest Preserve

Lush riverside nature preserve featuring a boat launch, bike trail & a picnic shelter.

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Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Our goal is to preserve and restore the nature of Kane County, Illinois. Nature is our business.