ortions of Nippersink are listed on the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory, which identifies rare communities, rare species and high quality natural areas statewide that are in need of protection. Several threatened and endangered species have been identified here.
The site contains extensive Advanced Identification (ADID) wetlands that create emergent marsh areas. The wetlands, marsh vegetation and open water ponds, combined with the uplands and oak-hickory woodlands, offer an excellent blend of landscapes ideal for increasing and protecting the site’s bird population. A portion of Squaw Creek flows through the property.
Hike, bike or cross-country ski along 3 miles of trails circling the lakes and adjoining woodlands. You’ll cross a bridge and a boardwalk and pass by scenic overlooks along the way. A short woodchip trail winds through open oak groves. Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.