Crabtree Nature Center Trails is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Barrington, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.
Great fall colors and tall grasses. Nice visitor center with a lot of taxidermy. They also have binoculars you can borrow but I suggest you bring your own.
Easy hiking trails. Great scenery. Lots of wildlife, especially for bird watchers.
This is one of my favorite places. I've been coming here for years for nature walks and to bird watch.
We did the Bur Edge trail out from the nature center. An easy trail with the kids through the woods and prairie. Saw egrets, frogs, and birds. The kids nature play area was neat. Very hot and there were extended periods without shade. Enjoyed the exhibits at the nature center as well.
just a heads up, there are no pets allowed! but there's a bike path across the street that they offer as an alternative. very peaceful
We lived near her for seven years and never knew about this place. Great family hiking! Nature center has live animals and check the hawk/owl/vulture exhibits a bit down the trail from the center. The kid area seems overgrown and path need to be widened for us to fully enjoy the experience. Overall, great place!
Awesome! Great preserve
Great place for family with kids! Beautiful and well maintained.
This trail is probably nice but it doesn't allow dogs. Why would I want to hike without my dog? The park employee rushed at us like we were criminals and told us we were not welcome with our dog. Lame!
This is one of my favorite sites with woodlands, streams, ponds, meadows and a nature center.
educational wildlife center