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Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

Wander through the woods on a two-mile trail at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve.

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About Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

Thorn Creek Woods protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, savanna, wetland and a portion of Thorn Creek.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes southern flying squirrels, warblers, woodpeckers and a variety of hawk species.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including basswood and sugar maple. Thorn Creek Woods features the Thorn Creek Nature Center, which was converted from a historic 1862 church and is managed by the Village of Park Forest. The nature center offers nature education opportunities for families.

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