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DeKalb County Forest Preserve
Adee's Woods

hiking  picnic  

Even though it sits on a bluff 35 feet above Owens Creek, Adee's Woods is a rather moist 10-acre forested preserve. A single picnic table beckons anyone who enters the parking lot. In addition to some very large old oak trees, it contains a number of uncommon plants, especially spring flora including ferns, sedges and woodland forbs. Grazed in the distant past, but never row-crop farmed, a single trail winds south to the bluff overlooking the picturesque creek.


This 10-acre forested preserve offers:

Adee's Woods Map .pdf

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Western edge of Adee's Woods early on a drizzly morning    

Owens Creek in October -DeKalb County, Illinois

Western edge of Adee's Woods early on a drizzly morning

-Photo by Tom Robbins