Sunday, November 1, 2015

Millennium Trail's Wilson Road Underpass Is Open!

The Lake County Forest Preserve District (Illinois) has connected two more sections of its Millennium Trail with the completion of this underpass and the half-mile paved trail connection through Marl Flat Forest Preserve and the subdivision on Litchfield Drive. That creates an 18 mile continuous trail from Hawley and Midlothian Roads to Fairfield Road in Round Lake which traverses Lakewood, Singing Hills, Marl Flat, and Kestrel Ridge Preserves. My post showing the older section of the trail is here.

Here's a map (click to enlarge) showing the location of the new underpass as indicated by the red arrows. The red oval shows the existing trail as it passes alongside the nursery






Here's the underpass as you approach Wilson Road from the Marl Flat parking lot on Fish Lake Road heading east...




...and here's the view as you exit the underpass...




You then approach the townhouse development as you cross Litchfield Drive, at which point you are on the trail segment that was opened a few years ago.




You pass between two retention ponds, pass some more townhouses, turn east again and pass homes on your left and a nursery on your right...



...head through a woodlot and pass Fort Hill Creek...



...and you'll then hit the  high-voltage power corridor and its large hills. After crossing Nippersink Road, you'll hit another hill and then finish at the disc golf course in Fairfield Park on Fairfield Road.



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