Wide trails navigable by foot or by bike guide you past open stretches of wetland, prairie, and savanna. See frogs and turtles, egrets and herons, elusive mink, and birds that perch on tall flowers and make them dance.
- Great expanses
- Wide trails for biking and hiking
- Wetland wildlife
- Prairie birds
- Prairie and wetland wildflowers
Best Times to Visit:
- May through September for flowers
- Spring through Fall for the wildlife
Mike’s Thoughts: Middlefork Savanna is named after the rare tallgrass savanna along the middle fork of the Chicago River, but the wetlands and the prairies steal the show. In the wetlands along the wide recreational trail, turtles, frogs, and long-legged wading birds abound. Twice I’ve seen mink.
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