|Fullersburg Woods multipurpose trail and Salt Creek|
It was this time that Fullersburg’s revival began. Dedicated to multiple-use land management, the District implemented plans to restore and preserve the natural surroundings, improve flood control, and provide environmental education. As a result, the creek's water quality has improved, trees and other plant communities are thriving, and a restored prairie adds to the preserve's diversity. Today, Fullersburg Woods is a prime wildlife haven in an urban environment, hosting a variety of woodland wildlife, nesting songbirds, and spring and fall migratory birds, especially warblers.
In addition to 222 acres of forest preserve, other features include:
• Oak woodlands and Salt Creek habitat - beavers, red foxes, herons, egrets, migratory birds, songbirds, wildflowers
• Nature Education Center open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. except select holidays
• Graue Mill and Museum, Graue House and Fuller House
• Picturesque view of Salt Creek from benches in southern section of preserve
• Access to fishing spots along Salt Creek
• Put-in and take-out access for paddlers south of Graue Mill
• 6 miles of multipurpose trail (part of which is used for the Oakbrook Half Marathon)
|Munchkin trying to identify some local scat.|
|Enjoying the view off the deck|
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