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Blackwell Forest Preseve

Mack Rd and Williams Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
+1 630-933-7248
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You can see the city from atop Mt. Hoy

Went here with the kids on Saturday to hike and have fun. We scaled Mt. Hoy and were treated to a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wheaton, Illinois
Great running trails

Ran the trails here in college and afterwards. Some shady off-road spots, and a large hill to try... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aurora, Illinois
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Mack Rd and Williams Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
+1 630-933-7248

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here with the kids on Saturday to hike and have fun. We scaled Mt. Hoy and were treated to a beautiful view of the suburbs and in the distance the city of Chicago. There are other things to do in Blackwell including picnicing, kayaking...More

Thank xQuizx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ran the trails here in college and afterwards. Some shady off-road spots, and a large hill to try at the end of the loop.

Thank Loeweb821
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our family loves this place. This is where my daughter learned how to bike. Our Bible study group meets here once a year. My friend celebrates her birthday here. The lake is a good place for boating. It's a hidden gem in Wheaton-Warrenville! Please, be...More

Thank fantas T
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have been going here ever since I moved to Winfield back in 1992 and I keep forgetting it is only a few miles from my house. I have had picnics, cookouts, get togethers and just throwing balls or catching frisbees many times years ago...More

Thank RadfordC
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We love to canoe or kayak at Blackwell. There is also excellent fishing and hiking. Walking, running and biking are excellent.

Thank Margie F
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Occasion: 4 adults (36-45 yrs.) and 5 children (11-12 yrs. old) Overall: Pleasantly surprised to find this nature oasis in the middle of a suburb. Feels like real camping with the convenience of being 35-45 minutes from the city. There is a little something for...More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went there twice already, it's a serene place where you can just lie down on the grass, experience the silence and the chirping of the birds and crickets. There's boating experience too.

Thank Sudarsan V
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Been here multiple times with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Always a great campout with plenty of hiking.

Thank Dana O
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a lovely Forest Preserve, and just a couple of miles from home, it's quite and relaxing. There are plenty of shelters with seating and some have electrical outlets and a few have views of the lake.

Thank A Z
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Had a pleasant family outing, doing some fishing, and rented a couple of kayaks for fun. Lake water pretty clear, and kids had fun catching panfish along shoreline

Thank gpronger
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Debra W
24 August 2015|
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yes, dogs are allowed,you must obtain a permit from the park, for your dog and he must be leached...