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Oakdale Nature Preserve

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Address: 4433 S Cranes Grove Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-9786
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+1 815-235-6114

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A nice stroll through the woods

When entering the woods next to the parking lot - if you go right you can stay on a more compact/gravel surface. Going left takes you back into the looping trails, more of a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2013
Rockford, Illinois
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Freeport, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Oakdale has scheduled activities for children; but it is known for its wilderness trails. It has many of these for the walker and hiker. I have taken my dog out many times; and we enjoy the silence, the peace, and the beauty. I just have one request to everyone; lets keep it this way:! Please take a bag for your... More 

Thank karikrn
Freeport, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

The preserve is peaceful. The nature hikes are spiritual in nature. The park is a great get away close to town

Thank laurie c
Rockford, Illinois
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182 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

When entering the woods next to the parking lot - if you go right you can stay on a more compact/gravel surface. Going left takes you back into the looping trails, more of a mulched surface which later turns into a run-down grassy path. Going left also starts you at marker #1 - not sure how many there are total,... More 

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Forreston, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Lots of "wild life" to see if you look. Buildings are spacious so you can have family gatherings and the main lodge has a nice kitchen you can use. People do not know about this place and it is soooo peaceful there

Thank Carl B
Freeport, Illinois
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

If you like taking a walk in the woods this is it. You can go from woods to meadow to walking in a stream bed to a pine grove. They loop and loop so when you are ready to leave it is only a short walk to the car but if you want to keep going you can. Call the... More 

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