The 175-acre Colvin Grove Preserve was acquired between 1991 and 2007.
The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.
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Colvin Grove Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, wetland and a portion of Rock Run.
Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of bird species.
The preserve is also home to a variety of plant species, including small skullcap.
Amenities and Activities
Colvin Grove Preserve provides access to the 9.93-mile, paved Rock Run Greenway Trail, ideal for the following activities:
- In-Line Skating
- Cross-Country Skiing
The Rock Run Greenway Trail and Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ I&M Canal State Trail both connect to the 4.36-mile, paved Joliet Junction Trail to provide a 16-mile, mostly paved loop trail.
Colvin Grove offers access to shoreline fishing on a detention pond within the preserve. State and District regulations apply. Learn more about fishing in the forest preserves.