Bemis Woods

With trails and a canoe launch, easy-to-access Bemis Woods is the westernmost site in a chain of preserves that border Salt Creek from Western Springs to Brookfield.


About Bemis Woods

Bemis Woods, in Western Springs, is the westernmost forest preserve in a chain of sites that border Salt Creek from Western Springs to Brookfield. Nestled between the Forest Preserve District’s Meadowlark Golf Course to the northwest and the Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve to the east, the 480 acres of Bemis Woods offer a wide range of recreational activities.

For those not familiar with forest preserves and looking for a quiet place to enjoy the outdoors, Bemis Woods is ideal. It’s easy to find an open space to enjoy a picnic, and the well-marked, one-mile, unpaved Salt Creek loop trail in the shade of oaks offers a leisurely hike for visitors of all ages.

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