Horizon Farm

a meadow with a pond at Horizon Farm
Horizon Farm, a 397-acre former equestrian estate in Barrington Hills.

Horizon Farm Temporarily Closed

Sep. 1, 2017: Horizon Farm is closed temporarily while the Forest Preserves works to secure the public’s legal right to access this property.

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Location & Things to Do

Horizon Farm

Entrance

Old Sutton Rd, south of Otis Rd
Barrington Hills, IL 60010

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Horizon Farm Trails

Surface

Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

1.2 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

*Please be a courteous trail user: Follow posted signs and our trail rules and etiquette.

Site Planning

Horizon Farm Temporarily Closed

Sep. 1, 2017: Horizon Farm is closed temporarily while the Forest Preserves works to secure the public’s legal right to access this property.

December 2015: The Forest Preserves released an RFP to conduct market feasibility and preliminary market feasibility analysis for specific re-use concepts and any other concepts identified at Horizon Farm. The goal is to complete the research and have the findings by late spring 2016.

June 2015: A major portion of Horizon Farm is now open to the public for hiking, biking and riding on both paved and mowed trails. Parking for vehicles and horse trailers is available through the entrance on the west side of the site off Old Sutton Road. The public may also ride or walk in on the bridle trail on the east side of the site off of Trader’s Estate road. Trails at Horizon Farm connect to trails in the Spring Creek Preserve west of Old Sutton Road. Most of the southern portion of the site remains closed to the public while the Forest Preserves continues to assess the condition of buildings and explore potential uses of the property. No community meetings are planned at this time, but continue to check this web page for updates. Contact Kindy.Kruller@cookcountyil.gov with questions or feedback.

November/December 2014: View the Community Meeting presentation (PDF) from November 19, 2014.

October 2014: The next Community Meeting for Horizon Farm will be on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Countryside Elementary School. More details and invitation to follow.

July 2014: The Forest Preserves will begin a full site assessment, as well as make any necessary improvements for access and safety. This process can take many months.

June 2014: The first community outreach meeting took place on June 18 at Barrington Countryside Elementary School in Barrington.