Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve Heritage Trail
Explore the beautiful and historic Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Illinois' Champaign County! Originally opening in 1948 following World War II, this beautiful preserve occupies almost 900 acres along the corridor of the Sangamon River. Highlighting Lake of the Woods are several well-known attractions: the Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, HI Tower, and the iconic red Lake of the Woods Covered Bridge. The preserve opens at 7 AM year-round, weather permitting with closing times varying.