Linne Woods

A black-capped chickadee at Linne Woods.
A black-capped chickadee at Linne Woods.

Linne Woods includes a segment of the North Branch of the Chicago River, a canoe landing, bike rental and a picnic grove. Paved and unpaved trails in the North Branch Trail System run through the site.

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Location & Things to Do

Linne Woods

Entrance

W Dempster St, east of Lehigh Ave
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Things to Do & Amenities

  1. Indoor bathroom open April 1 to October 31 depending on weather conditions.
  2. Portable bathroom open November 1 to April 30 depending on weather conditions.

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Trails

North Branch Trail System

The North Branch Trail System offers paved and unpaved trails along approximately 20 miles of the North Branch of the Chicago River, making it a premier biking route in the northern suburbs.

Location: Chicago, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie & Winnetka

Surface

Paved & Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

36.7 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

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

Canoe Landing

A carry-in canoe landing provides access to the North Branch of the Chicago River.


Volunteer

Linne Woods

Linne Woods features a variety of spring and summer wildflowers with a canopy of oaks and hickories and an understory of ironwood and black cherry. Help remove buckthorn and other weedy species, protecting the native woodland ecosystem.


Linne Prairie

This 30 acre prairie has been impacted by agriculture, garbage dumping, and used for limestone spoil. Volunteers have dedicated themselves to restoring this land and protecting the adjacent high quality prairie remnant, oak-hickory forest, and riparian areas from invasive species and other threats. Experience the beauty of its re-establishment and the return of wildlife.