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Waterfall GlenDarien, Illinois

Waterfall Glen

Darien, Illinois

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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This vast nature preserve offers a variety of habitats and miles of trails that will wind you through woodland and wetland, prairie and savanna, and along the splendid banks of Sawmill Creek.

Every October, I am drawn to the banks of Sawmill Creek for the annual celebration of golden maples. On this particular day, the stream turned to a trickle, its rocky bed transformed into the staging area for a colorful, yet peculiar, parade—one that waits for rainfall in order to proceed.

Every October, I am drawn to the banks of Sawmill Creek for the annual celebration of golden maples. On this particular day, the stream turned to a trickle, its rocky bed transformed into the staging area for a colorful, yet peculiar, parade—one that waits for rainfall in order to proceed.

Features:

  • Woodlands, prairies, oak savanna, and Sawmill Creek,
  • Large expanse and rolling terrain with lots to explore
  • Miles of wide, well-groomed, gravel bicycling trails that curve through the preserve

Highlights:

  • June: Grand show of false Solomon’s seal in the savanna

Best Times to Visit:

  • Spring: woodland and savanna wildflowers
  • Summer: prairie and savanna wildflowers throughout the season
  • Fall: changing colors
  • Winter: Beautiful after a snowfall

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