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Elmwood Dunes Preserve

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'passive use' nature preserve

As the map shows, this tiny beach/nature preserve (about 1 acre in total) is north of Gillson Park... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
illinoistravelere
Wilmette Treasure

This is a hidden gem in Wilmette. It is designed for quiet enjoyment and reflection. Right on the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Cooper_Flyod
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10 Oct 2017
“'passive use' nature preserve”
13 Sep 2017
“Wilmette Treasure”
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East end of Elmwood Avenue, At the end of the street near the corner of Michigan Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

As the map shows, this tiny beach/nature preserve (about 1 acre in total) is north of Gillson Park, off Michigan Avenue, at the bottom of Elmwood Avenue. There is street parking. This is a beautiful, quiet, protected spot. There is no swimming, boating, boat storage,...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a hidden gem in Wilmette. It is designed for quiet enjoyment and reflection. Right on the lake. (No swimming). But a very lovely restoration of the dunes.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

It's easy to miss this gem while walking down Michigan Avenue in Wilmette. Local activists have worked for years to restore what used to be a public beach and is now a beautifully landscaped dune with native prairie flowers and grasses to attract migrating birds...More

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