If you are looking for a tranquil place to walk and enjoy the beauty of nature, your apartment in Lake Forest, IL, has several peaceful parks nearby. Take a look at some popular places you can explore for an afternoon:
If you like going to garden markets, Elawa Farm has a great one! You can also explore their selection of educational programs and check out the organic veggies & flowers grown here. Look for butterflies, bees, Sandhill Cranes, and snakes near the garden.
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve
A world of magical proportions, Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve is a rare tall grass savanna combined with a mix of woodlands, prairies, sedge meadows, and marshes. You can explore 25-acres of this place; about 4 miles of the area is dedicated to gravel trails for hiking and bicycling. There are two boardwalks. Dogs are allowed, as long as they are kept on a leash while on the gravel trails.
Last, but not least, this forest preserve is about 1,000-acres of serenity and fun. Here at Independence Grove, you can go swimming, fishing, and boating, visit a native garden, and go hiking on seven miles of trails. Bicycling over the bridge is available as well. There is a large lake on the preserve. Go to the Visitor’s Center to be educated on the gravel quarry and other special opportunities.Back to all posts