Scenic Nature Trails & Preserves near Wheeling, IL

In addition to being located in the epicenter of arts and culture, Foxboro Apartment Homes are in proximity to some of the best walking trails and nature preserves in Wheeling. If you’re looking for wide-open spaces and a little bit of fresh air, check out our favorite places to enjoy nature responsibly. Moreover, all three are easy to access from our apartments in Wheeling, Illinois.

Potawatomi Woods

Just east of the Des Plaines River you’ll find Potawatomi Woods. A truly tranquil little piece of nature, it’s a favorite of locals seeking the peace and beauty offered by its lush forestry. It features several walking trails suitable for travelers looking for a bit of a challenge. Since it’s a mere 15 minutes from our apartments in Wheeling, Illinois, your commute will be a breeze.

Buffalo Creek Trail

Buffalo Creek Trail is a sunny, varied-terrain trail that measures four miles. It’s a great place to catch a glimpse at the local deer, and the many fields are the home of gorgeous wildflowers. This path also traverses over water thanks to well-maintained bridge systems, so don’t forget to bring your bug spray.

Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

Though it’s gorgeous in all seasons, the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area is especially pretty in the fall. This rustic preserve features thoughtfully bilingual signage and mindfulness prompts. It’s the ideal place for hobby-ing nature photographers. Keep your eyes sharp to spot the foxes, turtles, and birds that call this area home.

Laura Ingalls Wilder once said, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” After visiting these local outdoor hotspots, we’re inclined to agree with her. To find out more about where to enjoy walking trails, nature preserves, and other Wheeling treasures, be sure to bookmark our blog. If you’d like to know more about our Wheeling apartments, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to tell you all about our community here.

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