St. James Farm

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.

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  • Linda

    Sorry, not able to go. Not feeling well.

    September 28, 2013

    • Lynn

      Linda, I hope you have a restful weekend so you can feel better real soon. See you on the trails when you feel better.

      September 28, 2013

  • Lynn

    Nice layout with grass mowed trails as well as paved roadways to hike. The weather was great and everyone seemed to enjoy the hiking experience.

    September 28, 2013

  • Eileen

    Replacing sod... :(

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could but I'm helping with Chicago Wilderness day of service to keep our forest preserves healthy. :)

    September 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Am I able to bring one of my small dogs along on the hike at St James Farm event next week?

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Lynn

      Yes Linda you can bring your dog as long as it is on a leash. You will not be able to bring your dog into any of the farm buildings.

      September 22, 2013

  • Lisa A

    Sorry...going camping

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Lynn. You are an awesome organizer!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Lynn

    For those hikers attending this hike, if you have any difficulty locating our group in the parking lot or you are running a few minutes late please let me know. My cell number is[masked] that way I can keep the group together and we can wait for hikers who are running a few minutes late. We can wait an additional 5 minutes for later arrivals. I feel it would be unfair to the hikers who are present on time to delay the hike for an extended time. So please take traffic and distance into consideration when leaving home for all hikes.

    September 17, 2013

  • Amy G.

    Is there a meeting spot?

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring donation that day, ok?

    1 · August 23, 2013

    • Lynn

      Thanks for donating to help with the organizer fees.

      August 23, 2013

    • Amy G.

      I will as well Lynn,thank you.

      September 15, 2013

  • Diane

    I've managed to get one hike in this year and due to family medical emergencies not attended another. I've donated towards the meetup site and urge you all to do so as well so that when I can get back on the trails the group will still be there for me :) Organizing a group is time consuming. For you past 5 years, thank you Enid. And Lynn, thank you for taking the helm and GL. Hope to see you by fall or winter.

    2 · August 19, 2013

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