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Hoppe Heritage Farmstead/South Branch Prairie

This 60-acre site was home to the Hoppe family for over 140 years. It is now the location of the re-located and re-constructed 1845 Miller-Elwood log cabin, a significant historical artifact of the county’s earliest settlers. The adjacent South Branch Prairie, which contains five native plant communities as well as the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River, has been recognized nationally by the Natural Resources Conservation Service as an especially high quality wetland restoration. A number of uncommon birds that require river, marsh or grassland habitat, including Sand Hill Cranes and Bald Eagles visit the site each year. We expect that these birds will eventually nest there.

FACILITIES AND RECREATION

  • 60 Acres
  • Handicap Access
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing / Hiking
  • Historic Property
  • Picnic Areas
  • Water

Forest Preserve Maps

 

Hoppe Heritage Farmstead /1835 Miller Elwood Cabin /South Branch Prairie

31966 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Kingston, IL 60145
815-895-7191

Hoppe Heritage Farmstead /1835 Miller Elwood Cabin /South Branch Prairie

31966 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Kingston, IL 60145
815-895-7191

This 60-acre site was home to the Hoppe family for over 140 years. It is now the location of the re-located and re-constructed 1845 Miller-Elwood log cabin, a significant historical artifact of the county’s earliest settlers. The adjacent South Branch Prairie, which contains five native plant communities as well as the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River, has been recognized nationally by the Natural Resources Conservation Service as an especially high quality wetland restoration. A number of uncommon birds that require river, marsh or grassland habitat, including Sand Hill Cranes and Bald Eagles visit the site each year. We expect that these birds will eventually nest there.

FACILITIES AND RECREATION

  • 60 Acres
  • Handicap Access
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing / Hiking
  • Historic Property
  • Picnic Areas
  • Water

Forest Preserve Maps

 

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