North Branch Preserve

Home to sweeping prairie meadows and a quiet stretch of the Nippersink Creek, North Branch Preserve is an exceptional stop on any trip through McHenry County. A mixed-use gravel trail allows walking, hiking, horseback riding, and biking connections to the Prairie Trail.


About North Branch Preserve

Tucked away in the in the extreme northeastern part of McHenry County lies 521 acres of preserved open space known as North Branch Conservation Area. Due to its biologically rich ecosystems, like the 125-acre wetland complex, 282-acre Genoa City Wetlands and Barrens, a Bur oak dominated savanna, and a 1.5 mile section of the North Branch of Nippersink Creek, the site is teeming with wildlife.

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