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Half Day Forest Preserve

24250 Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061


Scenic preserve featuring picnic shelters, pond fishing and areas for viewing migratory songbirds.

This quiet and clean preserve features a 1-mile trail for hikers, bicyclists and cross-country skiers, three beautiful picnic shelters, a 3-acre pond for fishing, open playfields, and a playground. Half Day Forest Preserve is also the starting point for the Des Plaines River Trail which links this preserve to the Wright Woods Forest Preserve. The entrance and parking area are located on Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) at the light for Woodlands Parkway, south of Route 60 (Townline Road) and just north of Route 22 (Half Day Road).

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