Located at the northern start of the Thorn Creek Trail System, Sweet Woods is home to a mix of winding creeks, scenic remnant oak woodlands and sprawling floodplain forests. Here, visitors can host gatherings at the accessible picnic shelter or partake in a variety of activities including hiking, cross-country skiing and more. Bisected by Thorn Creek, the site offers diverse spring wildflowers and is excellent for migratory bird watching in the late fall and early spring.
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Location & Things to Do
Things to Do & Amenities
- Accessible Portable Bathroom
- Trail Access
- Hiking & Walking
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Accessible Grove #1
- Accessible May 1 to October 31.
- Distance to parking: 350 ft
- Distance to accessible portable bathroom: 330 ft
- Capacity: 250 people
HoursYear-round: Sunrise to Sunset
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Thorn Creek Trail System
Extensive trail system of paved and unpaved trails that connect multiple forest preserves, winding past lakes, wetlands and woodlands.
Location: Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Glenwood, Lansing, Lynwood, Park Forest & South Holland