The 612-acre St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville contains over 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands, which are home to over 300 native plant species and wildlife like great blue herons, red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, coyotes, fox squirrels and white-tailed deer.
Three mowed-grass trails totaling 3.4 miles lead hikers, bikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers through the preserve’s natural areas. Interpretive signs along tree-lined promenades called “allées” relate the history of the estate.
The trail is easy and it is 3.5 miles in length so it will take about 2 hours.
Also you can visit the farm and hear about the history of the farm.
This would be a nice hike to include the whole family since there will be the farm buildings to interest the children as well as covered wagon rides or horse driven hay rides.