Sweet Woods

A coyote at Sweet Woods. Photo by Mark Susoreny.
A coyote at Sweet Woods. Photo by Mark Susoreny.

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Location & Things to Do

Sweet Woods

Entrance

Cottage Grove Ave, north of Glenwood Lansing Rd
Cook County, IL 60476
(near Thornton)

Things to Do & Amenities

Picnic Groves

  • Accessible Grove #1
    (with shelter)
    • Accessible May 1 to October 31.
    • Distance to parking: 350 ft
    • Distance to accessible portable bathroom: 330 ft
    • Capacity: 250 people
Event Permits PageGrove PDF Map of Sweet Woods

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Trails

Thorn Creek Trail System

The Thorn Creek Trail System's nearly 20 miles of paved and unpaved trails connect multiple forest preserves, winding past lakes, wetlands and woodlands.

Location: Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Glenwood, Lansing, Lynwood, Park Forest & South Holland

Surface

Paved & Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

29.9 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

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