Forest Preserves

Into the Woods

The beauty of the Northern Fox River Valley is ready for you to explore. Experience some of the best landscapes to be found in the Midwest and get ready to forget that you are only about 40 miles outside downtown Chicago.

Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve


Once a private fishing camp, this preserve shares the popularity of all the river properties. Summer weekends are very busy because of the boat launch. The river pool is sizable... more

All Grass Farms


All Grass Farms offers a variety of sustainable, local, and organic food options, from pasture-raised and grass-fed meat and dairy to free-range eggs and vegetables, and other farm store items.

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

Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve

South Elgin

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


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


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 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


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


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

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

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

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 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

West Dundee

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

Fox River Shores Forest Preserve


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

Forest Preserve District of Kane County


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

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