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Potawatomi Woods Preserve
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Fall generally offers ample opportunities to find all sorts of fungus in the preserves and as cooler, wet weather moves in, be on the lookout while on the trails. View more information.

The 114-acre Potawatomi Woods Preserve was acquired in 2000.

The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres of land.

Natural Resources

Potawatomi Woods Preserve protects forest and wetland habitat, and a portion of Hickory Creek.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of woodland birds, such as vireos and warblers.

The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including black ash, glade mallow, and violet cress.

The site is managed with prescribed burning to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the Districtís land management activities.
Potawatomi Woods Preserve Landscape
Photograph Courtesy of Ron Molk
Potawatomi Woods Preserve is located north of Route 30/Lincoln Highway and west of I-80 in New Lenox.

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