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Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area

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Address: 21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods, IL 60015-1603
Phone Number: (847) 968-3321
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A Riverside Retreat

One of the gems of the Lake County Forest Preserve in lovely Lincolnshire-Riverwoods corridor. Great hiking, cross-country skiing and educational walks and heritage events

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

One of the gems of the Lake County Forest Preserve in lovely Lincolnshire-Riverwoods corridor. Great hiking, cross-country skiing and educational walks and heritage events

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Walked through the forest on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in fall. Sunny day, leaves changing colors, easy to walk on paths. Hard to beat!

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been season ticket holders for about 30 years. They put on outstanding productions, mostlly musicals. They mix the old favorites with some newer popular shows.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ryerson is not on everyone's radar, but hopefully it never is as the quaintness of the place is it's charm. Beautiful old barns and home dots the premises. Great place to view Butterflies and go on a nice hike. In the fall, they host a great night walk.

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Chicago
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157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It's strange that a forest preserve won't allow pets on leashes of bike riding. Nice building though.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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270 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good parking, well marked trails and a lack of crowds makes this a wonderful spot to cross-country ski in the winter and hike in the summer.

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ryerson Woods is a little gem in the middle of Lake County suburbia. It is right on the bike path along Riverwoods Road, so it makes a great destination for anyone within biking distance. Our family has been riding up there since the kiddos were in the Burley. There's a small working farm/petting zoo with sheep, ducks, chickens, turkies for... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The former country estate of steel magnate Edward Ryerson, the serene grounds are now maintained by the Lake County Forest Preserve District and populated by deer, foxes, snapping turtles, and a phenomenal array of birds. Especially delightful early in the morning, the easy walking trails wind through woods, where you're likely to see deer moving through, and open fields alive... More 

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Burglengenfeld, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

During my one-week stay in the Chicago area, I chose this place hoping to be able to make some great wildlife shots. The area is really beautiful, pure nature. I also saw lots of animals like chipmunks and other stuff, but all of them so shy and quick that they were gone before I could even get my camera ready.... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A fantastic place to go and view nature and enjoy some solitude. I have brought visitors from out of state and everyone Loved it. There is a really nice drive and view road and many fantastic trails to hike on. There is a mini farm with some animals for the kids. I brought my daughter here 26 years ago and... More 

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