Find Winter Fun at These Parks near Warrenville

Did you know that spending time in nature whether walking or simply sitting on a bench can bring health benefits? It reduces anxiety and depression, boosts the immune system, increases energy, and decreases the risk of diabetes. Close to our community, you’ll discover plenty of well-maintained forest preserves and parks near Warrenville where you can reap these health benefits.

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Whether you bring your dog for a walk or want to go to this park alone, there are 598 acres of woodland to explore. Its picturesque and otherworldly atmosphere attracts plenty of photographers to capture its beauty. Have a picnic, ride a bike, or go horseback riding. There are farm animals you can feed and quiet zones where you can enjoy a picnic. Events include everything from volleyball and kickball games to 5K runs and weddings. Three ponds, art installations, and authentic Mexican cuisine are other highlights of this forest preserve. 

Cantigny Park

This 500-acre park holds gardens, museums, golf, and dining options. It attracts over 300,000 annual visitors. The First Division Museum celebrates veterans past and present. There is a tank park open for exploration outside of this particular museum. The second museum, the McCormick House, dates back to 1896. You can join a guided tour to learn about the history of the McCormicks and their contribution to politics, architecture, and journalism. The gardens house a variety of shrubs, vegetables, and herbs. 

Roy C. Blackwell Forest Preserve 

Fish, canoe, walk around, or simply watch a beautiful sunset at this forest preserve, which is surrounded by a scenic lake and plenty of wildflowers. Fundraisers are usually held here along with other events. An archery range and campsites with a fire pit are also available. This forest preserve is seasonally friendly as you can view the autumnal foliage or go tubing or sledding when it snows. It’s also dog friendly!

If keeping indoors is more your speed for the winter season, we’re also close to escape rooms and other exciting area destinations. If you would like to learn more about our community, then please contact us! We’d love to give you a tour.

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