Libertyville, IL 60048
Park: Bike, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Set in the midst of bustling suburbs, this 387-acre emerald island offers a quiet place to relax and recreate with nature. Its wide open spaces are safe, clean and easy to explore. Four miles of crushed-gravel trails are open to hikers, bicyclists and cross-country skiers. Pedestrian and bicycle access is available at the corner of Checker Road and Arlington Heights Road; on Checker Road, west of Schaeffer Road, and at the corner of Lake Cook and Arlington Heights Roads. The trails run through open areas within the Preserve, crossing several creeks, skirting the reservoir and traversing restored prairie.