Blackwell Forest Preseve, Wheaton

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#4 of 11 in Parks in DuPage County
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  • This place was huge and a great drive to look at the fall colors. It just kept going and going and going. I would love to come back in the summer and check out the trails, but gorgeous to look at fall...  more »
  • I only went average because I only know the running trails. They are well maintained and cross a good route through trees and past some water There's enough pathways to get 4-5 miles in, within the pr...  more »
  • A great place to have outdoor fun! You may fish and boat at a Lake. Hike the many trails. A great place to grill your hot dogs and burgers and have your famly picnic. Find a shady camp site for the ni...  more »
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  • This first preserve is awesome!! We have been here for hiking, biking and sledding, and each time did not disappoint. Sledding was great, because they have staff there to monitor and help you when you get ready to go down a hill. Plus, there was a fire and benches to rest on if you wanted to rest before going down again. I really love the bike trails. They will get very busy on the weekends, but everyone that I've come across is very nice.
  • All around nice safe place for family activities and has a nice camp site also. Fishing is really amazing but that all depends on the weather, large walleye, bass, trout and other fish also. Canoes and boat rentals were nice. You can bring your own but no gas motors
  • This forest preserve is gigantic! It has a lot of beautiful scenery such as a lake that you can kayak in and beautiful open fields with trees and hidden trails to explore. They have multiple private shelters that you can host events in as well.
  • Nice place for a family gathering. Well maintained. There is fishing in the lake, but I believe the lake is too overly stressed by fishermen to yield a good take. My wife grew up in the area and she was surprised the first time I took her there a couple years ago. She said she felt like she was in Wisconsin. And, yes, the scenery is more like WI than the rest of DuPage Cty
  • I like to come here early in the morning with my dog. Dogs are supposed to be on the leash. However if you get here early enough you can avoid the people and the Rangers and let your dog off the leash. Providing your dog stays by you of course.
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