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A Really Beautiful Ride!

The little stretch of singletrack through Bemis Woods North behind Meadowlark Golf Course, under Interstate 294 and on to the Dean Estate is a vital link to the beauty of DuPage County. This is the only safe way to cross the moat created by the tollway and enter the land where a small lot is less than 5 acres.

You can really see how the "other half" lives as you ride through Oak Brook, and then connect safely to the Fullersburg Woods nature center with its' network of trails and exceptional interpretive center. You can easily stay on trails through the McDonalds Corporate Headquarters campus on Jorie Boulevard and continue west under Route 83 all the way to Highland Avenue.

The Fullersburg Woods Interpretive Center

Canoeists can launch from the east parking lot of the Graue Mill for a challenging, scenic row that can take you all the way to the creek's end at 1st Avenue and Ogden Avenue in Lyons. Be sure to check the water level before launching, if it is too low, you will do more walking than rowing!

Recent rains have brought the water level as measured here up to the 7-foot range, and a ride along the northeast bank trail showed that, at a 6.50 level, there was approximately 2 feet of water over the trail in several stretches between the library cut-off and Robin Hood Ranch. It is likely that the trails on the other side of the creek are similarly covered in spots.

Whether you are going for a row, a ride or a hike, it is a good idea to check the water levels before you leave. If you encounter trail flooding that is not already described here, please contact us and let us know were, as well as the water level as measured here at the time you encountered the flooding.

 


The Sam and Dorothy Dean Estate

The Fullersburg Woods Nature Center
West from Fullersburg to Highland Avenue

 


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