Old School Forest Preserve

Old School is one of the most popular forest preserves in Lake County, offering miles of trails, great bass fishing, and secluded picnic spots.


About Old School Forest Preserve

Large oaks dominate these woodlands that blend with small prairies. This landscape resembles what Lake County looked like when it was first settled. Bluebirds, foxes and screech owls are just a few of the animals living here. Time one of your visits to coincide with the August peak of prairie flowers blooming. You’ll be treated to a rainbow of colors, ranging from golden alexanders to purple milkweed.

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