At Plank Road Meadow, you can launch or take out of the Des Plaines River Water Trail. For more information, visit PaddleIllinoisWaterTrails.org.
A 7.1-mile paved trail starts in Bemis Woods and continues east to Brookfield Woods, directly across from the Brookfield Zoo. At Bemis Woods, 26th Street Woods, and Plank Road Meadow, you can access the Salt Creek Water Trail, open for canoeing and kayaking. A series of unpaved nature trails wind through preserves along the paved Salt Creek Greenway Trail, allowing visitors to explore habitats on foot.