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“Beautiful place to recharge or relax”

Busse Woods Trail System
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Felt guilty spending so much time indoors shopping at the nearby Oakton Antiques Centre (they do have a.c. & cookies),so I drove over to the woods for some fresh air and sunshine. And to see the elk, of course! The trail was crowded with cyclists, skaters, joggers and walkers like me. While I enjoyed the paved trail, it was not for the looky-loo hiker. You need to be aware of others constantly, and this includes the parking areas.Bring plenty of water with you. I walked about 2.5 miles, and there was a large picnic area with a restroom. Turned around & walked back, trying to stay out of the way. I am used to the woods out by the Palos area, which are less crowded, but have to agree that this is a great place to hang out within the busy city.

Thank EverleighYours
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

The forest preserve is home to a herd of Elk along the bike trail. Very interesting to see.

The bike trails have bridges over the highways so the trails are safely away from cars.

The views are spectacular. Trees, lakes, forest, deer, sail boats, and the Elk. We love this place.

Thank Ray R
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had time to kill and decided to walk with our children on the trail on a beautiful day. It was wonderful to be in such a populated area and to get lost amongst nature. I wish we had more time. We will be back to walk again.

Thank jml1618
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I frequent the "trails" at Busse Woods at least 2 times a week during the warmer Chicago months (if they exist any more) and they are nice for running or biking but beware, especially on weekends, they will be extremely crowded. Getting a good pace, especially on a bike, can be difficult and some people, like any where else, lack proper etiquette in using these trails. The Elk sanctuary is nice and they are finally putting a bridge to cross Higgins Road are some new highlights, as well as the new boathouse there to rent canoes, rowboats. Prices are fair and it beats bringing your own. I have yet to fish there, but there are always a lot of people fishing at the few damns located through the park. One last note, beware of where you travel through the park system, as there seems to be areas of less than upstanding citizens hanging out on a regular basis but the park's police do a good job of watching for this type of behavior.

Thank eagledemps
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Alittle slice of paradise in the busy suburbs. I used to ride this trail 2-3 times a week when I lived nearby. Visit the live Elk Herd at the corner of 72 and Arlington Hts Road; a special treat for children. Excellent paved trail winds through the woods and past several lake scenes. Parking in numerous areas. There are bridges now to ride over busy Rte 72 traffic. Great Exercise and Great for the Soul.

Thank MommeontheGo
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