We are looking forward to a spring hike, and what sounds better than a place called Grassy Lake?!?! Located in Lake County, Grassy Lake Forest Preserve abuts to the Fox River, and includes beautiful spaces like Wagner Fen and Flint Creek. We look forward to exploring the area!
**Park at the Lake Barrington Village Hall, located on Old Barrington Road off of Kelsey Road and southwest of Miller Road.**
From the website: Three rare and valuable natural features of the preserve include Wagner Fen, Flint Creek and wooded bluffs. Oak woodlands surround the fen and creek, providing habitat for songbirds, woodpeckers and hawks.
The landscape of this preserve features gently rolling hills, oak woodlands, marshes and moraines.
Winding through colorful sedge meadows and mature oak woodlands, 3.5 miles of trails offer scenic views of Grassy Lake and the Fox River valley. Trails here are open only for hiking and cross-country skiing. Bicycling is not allowed.