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There are miles of hiking trails and we have walked them all but i think fall is the best time when... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
McHenry, Illinois
Wonderful Native Area

A quiet preserve to enjoy nature. Lots of hiking and picnicking. Free parking. No entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Bill K
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1510 S River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-9217
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

There are miles of hiking trails and we have walked them all but i think fall is the best time when the leaves are changing colors. The fishing is also good at the dam and the lake.

Thank vdkucz
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A quiet preserve to enjoy nature. Lots of hiking and picnicking. Free parking. No entrance fee. Summer or Winter!

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Yesterday (a Sunday) was my first time here, and I will definitely be back. This park is very well maintained and has a peaceful feel about it. It was a beautiful day (80 and party cloudy) and the park was not crowded. Great for leisurely...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The park has wetlands, river frontage, prairie, bogs, and woodlands to explore on wide multi-use trails that are well maintained. The locals use the park a lot for hiking, biking and dog walking but there is plenty of room. Bald Eagles and a wide variety...More

Thank abasten
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Lots of outdoor splendor, trails galore with every animal and wildlife specimen you could want. Many play areas for kids and educational opportunities too. Spend a whole day here and be wore out.

1  Thank bgskyman
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Make sure to follow all the rules and be a good citizen of the state. I was a bad bad man and took my dog to an open area where there was not a person or vehicle in sight to play fetch with her. I...More

3  Thank Robert912
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I have been there many times. The diversity of bird and animal life and habitat make this one of the top places I could recommend for a long walk, bike ride, or to go birding. I only wish it were open earlier than 8 a.m....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place for bike ride or hike. You can go under 3 miles or much longer. Connects up with Mchenry state dam if you want to do some fishing.

Thank Nann M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We should have bring our bikes with us! But we didn't, and took the blue path - the northern trail (about 3.5 miles)for a short hike. You could enjoy some really nice parts where you walk inside the wood and some marsh views, but most...More

Thank Tallule
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

What a great day to bike. We explored 13 miles of bike trails. Gorgeous views, nice trails. The signs for the trails were well marked

Thank Lori H
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