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Address: 5360 Mulford road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Phone Number: +1 815-877-6100
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951 acres total; 80 acres of prairie restorations. The District's largest...

951 acres total; 80 acres of prairie restorations. The District's largest contiguous tract of forest, home to many birds that require large tracts of forest for their survivial (hooded warbler, acadian flycatcher, broad-winged hawk and veery). Provides a wealth of fishing and hiking activities. Equestrian trails are provided and accessible from the adjacent Espenscheid Forest Preserve. Traditional picnic facilities. State's highly ranked Kishwaukee River runs through the property.

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Nature walk

Summertime a lot of wild flowers for nature lovers. Nice walking and bike path. Good place for picnics!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2015
Linda E
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Summertime a lot of wild flowers for nature lovers. Nice walking and bike path. Good place for picnics!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful park. Lots of walking. Free like most parks in Illinois. Illinois nature is very beautiful no matter what park you go to.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Blackhawk Springs is accessible from Mulford and Perryville Roads. This 629.9-acre preserve is one of the largest in the Winnebago County Park District. This tract is heavily wooded, and provides a wealth of fishing and hiking activities. A new 2-mile paved recreation trail winds through both woods and prairie. Even though it's paved it goes up and down hills with... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Wonderful park for a walk! Nature was at it's best. The views were great and it was not too crowded!

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