Dayton Bluffs Preserve
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Dayton Bluffs Preserve Location: 2997 Illinois Route 71
Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 2997 North Illinois Route 71. This preserve is a 253-acre natural area owned by The Conservation Foundation and leased to the city. Approximately 154-acres are wooded, the remainder a restored prairie. There are four different hiking trails totaling 7.1 miles. Almost one mile of the trail in on the Fox River shoreline. Features include a restored pioneer cemetery, a nature play/learn area, hiking trails, open space, many bluffs and ravines, several small cascades, and a parking area. For more information see Conservation Foundation website.