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Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve

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Lovely visit

I frequent this preserve walking, bike riding and by car. There are many areas to enjoy nature and... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Lake Forest, Illinois
Wide open views of Lake Michigan, lovely walking trails make this a favorite

Take your camera. Bird watching and panoramic views make this fun for taking walks and hikes... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Hobe Sound, Florida
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10 Nov 2017
“Lovely visit”
12 Oct 2016
“Wide open views of Lake Michigan, lovely walking trails make this a favorite”
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Old Elm Road & Simonds Way, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Enjoy the cool breezes and negative ions of the 3/4 mile rocky beach at the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. You need to hike or bike down from the parking lot. There are two toilets in the lot, but none at the beach. Bring your own...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I frequent this preserve walking, bike riding and by car. There are many areas to enjoy nature and the sites throughout the preserve. All seasons provide nature areas which can be enjoyed alone or with family and friends.

1  Thank P5405MSdianas
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Take your camera. Bird watching and panoramic views make this fun for taking walks and hikes. Construction was underway earlier in summer but better now.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Access to the lake is under construction when we were there, but still, have a lot of fun. The trail is around 2 miles with a few signs which give you some historic and tree knowledge. I need to mention there are a historic building...More

Thank Shulin_Kang
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There are only a few places where you can stroll along a field of wild flowers while enjoying cool breezes from the lake. In the warm weather this is a great spot to take an easy/flat hike along the restored prairie or along the beach....More

Thank TravelinManFromIL
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a favorite walk of ours. Unfortunately at this point the Forest Preserve and other land preservation groups are doing extensive repairs to the shore (necessary), which will impede walking to the beach. However the beautiful open space, paths, wildflowers, oak groves are all...More

Thank maryeloise
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A short walk to a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and then to the lake itself. Along the way several reminders of Ft. Sheridan's role training our soldiers. Longer trails take you through prairies and savannas.

Thank xcsk
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Free parking and easily walkable access via a gentle trail to the beach and lake in Historic Fort Sheridan. One of the many outstanding free things to do in Lake County.

Thank Fastsailor
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Although swimming is prohibited due to what is considered potential remaining live ordnance from WWII, and although a great place to walk your dog but no off leash permitted....it has a long trail to walk your dog, I sneak mine into the water at times...More

Thank LuvLoro
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Over the many acres through savannah and woodlands, up to huge beautiful bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan, this is a great walk. Many trails as long as 3 miles through a variety of terrain. Several beach access points and walking along the lake is lovely. If...More

Thank KeLarson
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful walking and beach area. Lived there in the '70's and had this view from my kitchen window ! Now everyone can enjoy it ! Thanks for the memories----

1  Thank SwissT88
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