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Lake County Forest Preserves

Explore Lake County with the Dunn Museum

Explore 15 different Lake County Forest Preserves and learn about the history at each. Visit one of these preserves, snap a selfie, post it to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #DunnExplorers and receive $1 off admission to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville. Simply show your post when you arrive to receive the discount. www.DunnMuseum.org

  • 1.

    Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home

    Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home

    Learn more about the life of Adlai Stevenson by visiting his historic home in Mettawa.

  • 2.

    Lyons Woods

    Lyons Woods

    Move from pine grove to prairie to oak woodlands as you relax at this gem of a spot.

  • 3.

    Half Day

    Half Day

    With a footbridge linking to Wright Woods, you’ll see some of southern Lake County's most scenic areas.

  • 4.

    Grassy Lake

    Grassy Lake

    A quiet, contemplative site, featuring gently rolling hills, oak woodlands, marshes and moraines.

  • 5.

    Raven Glen

    Raven Glen

    You'll be taken in by this preserve's rolling hills and scenic vistas.

  • 6.

    Fox River

    Fox River

    More than 3 miles of trails wind through woodlands, over two boardwalks and along the Fox River.

  • 7.

    Bonner Heritage Farm

    Bonner Heritage Farm

    Visit this 8-acre site to learn more about its historical significance.

  • 8.

    Sun Lake

    Sun Lake

    You see a mosaic landscape of oak woodlands, wetlands and an outstanding example of a glacial lake.

  • 9.

    Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

    Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

    Explore the Marvel Universe Ross helped bring to life in this exhibition of his original artwork.

  • 10.

    Independence Grove

    Independence Grove

    Centered around a 115-acre lake, prairie and woodlands provide a picturesque place for hiking and biking.

  • 11.

    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County

    Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County

    Sharing the entwined stories of people, events and nature.

  • 12.

    Greenbelt

    Greenbelt

    In Lake County’s most urban area find this island of green. A surprising array of birds and wildflowers.

  • 13.

    Cuba Marsh

    Cuba Marsh

    Three miles of trails for hiking and bicycling take visitors through open areas of gently rolling hills.

  • 14.

    Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

    Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

    With over 6.5 miles of scenic trails you will see rare species and exceptional natural areas.

  • 15.

    Rollins Savanna

    Rollins Savanna

    A 5.5-mile trail winds through wetlands, groves of large oaks and open prairies.

  • 16.

    Van Patten Woods

    Van Patten Woods

    This 86-acre oak forest provides five miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

  • 17.

    Fort Sheridan

    Fort Sheridan

    Rolling terrain, bluffs and ravines set make this a scenic place for outdoor enthusiasts.

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