Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve

Goodenow Grove offers 1.77 miles of natural surface trail, half a mile of paved trail, or a little over three miles of crushed limestone on the Plum Creek Greenway Trail.


About Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve

Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of Plum Creek.

A 541-acre portion of the site was dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve in 1996. This dedication provides permanent protection for the natural resources at the preserve.

Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve features the Plum Creek Nature Center, which offers nature education opportunities for families, school groups and youth groups. A natural playscape around the nature center provides outdoor education experiences to visitors. The nature center is open to the public free of charge.

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