National Parks / Natural World

Forest Glen Nature Preserve Danville

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Forest Glen Nature Preserve
22296 A Henning Road
Danville
IL
61834
Tel: 217 662 2142

Where are we going today?

The 1800 acres of Forest Glen Preserve actually encompasses 4 separate nature reserves, plus 22 acres of savanna restoration territory.

A great way to see the area without getting lost is to grab a River Ridge Back Pack Trail, plus boating and canoeing is permitted on the Vermilion River. See the lot in one go from the top of the 72ft observation tower!

Hiking, camping and picnicking facilities provided, plus morel mushroom and berry picking are permitted within the park, but make sure you all know what you're picking!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFREE
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

8am to a minimum of 4.30pm.

Any Top Tips?

The VCCD Library, on site in the office, is worth a look with older kids too..

What people are saying?

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    For several years, while spending time in Westville, I averaged around 100 walks a year at Forest Glen. I love it, especially in Fall, early Winter, Spring and Fall. It's a place to be proud of and the staff does a great job on maintenance. Terrific mushrooming, too.

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    Basic preserve with no hunting and very limited fishing. Does have a nice observation tower and some camping. Not much to see here but at least it's free.

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    Hell of a few if u climb the towera!

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    There are some good parkour spots around but they're spread apart.

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    The view from the tower is amazing.

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