IL Dupage County Fullersburg
Dupage County, Illinois
- Terrain / Scenery: Mostly wooded and flat along the banks of the Salt Creek.
- Fees / Permits: None
- Trail Conditions: The main trail is crushed limestone and 6-8 feet wide. The trails in the woods are dirt or mud and narrow.
- Trail Markings: There are no trail markers to speak of. The main trail is clear and obvious. The trails in the woods are not clearly marked.
- Facilities: Heated Bathrooms with running water, Nature Center, Picnic areas
- Official Web Site: Fullersburg Woods
- Getting There: Fullersburg is located in Oak Brook, West of Rt. 83 and North of Rt. 34 (Ogden Ave.). The main entrance is on Spring Road south of 31st street and north of Rt. 34. See Google Maps of Fullersburg.
Cross Country Skiing The trails are groomed for classical cross country skiing when conditions allow. The Dupage Forest Preserve has one groomer who travels around the county when there is sufficient snow. Fullersburg is usually 3rd or 4th on the list so it may be a couple of days after a snow fall before it is tracked. Many people come out and cross country ski, so you are likely to find tracks to follow soon after the snow stops. Unfortunately it is also heavily used by walkers and dogs, so the trail get stomped down in a few days.
Nature Center The nature center has the reconstructed remains of the 13,000 year old Wooly Mamoth as well as other examples of animals and plants. It is air conditioned and heated. There is a reservable meeting room downstairs.
Graue Mill and House The Graue Mill Historic Site is a surviving mill from more than a century ago. The mill still functions and is in operations throughout the summer to teach us about how our grandparents and great-grandparents world worked.
The mill was a stop on the underground railroad, offering safe haven to escaped slaves traveling north.
The Graue house is available for banquets and weddings.