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Lake in the Hills Fen Nature Preserve

At the Lake in the Hills Fen Nature Preserve you can see nearly 500 acres of unspoiled native Illinois landscape. Over a mile of maintained trails wend through three diverse habitats: dry hill prairies, sedge meadows, and rare and beautiful fens.

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About Lake in the Hills Fen Nature Preserve

Opened in April of 2011, this area has 229 acres adjacent to the 27 acre Lake in the Hills Fen State Nature Preserve. Over 400 species of plants, 80 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and a myriad of other animals depend on this preserve for a place to live. There are only 26 acres of hanging fens in the nation and the Lake in the Hills Fen has approximately four of them.

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