Winnebago County

Oliver Road

ALL OF THE AREAS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, SO DO NOT LEAVE THE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.

Oliver Road runs along the Pecatonica River and feeder streams northwest of Rockford. From IL 75, turn north on Harrison Road and follow it to Oliver Road on the left. After crossing a small stream, the surrounding

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Winnebago County

Carl & Myrna Nygren Wetland

This property is owned by the Natural Land Institute (NLI) of Rockford. It is open to the public 365 days per year. A parking lot is located at the intersection of Rockton Road and Hansberry Road west of Rockton. The parking lot is owned by Rockton Township, not NLI, and the township locks the

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Stephenson County - Winnebago County

Lake Summerset

Located on Best Road in far northwest Winnebago County, Lake Summerset is one of the two largest bodies of water (Pierce Lake in Rock Cut State Park is the other) in the county. This is a gated community, so access is not allowed, but viewing the lake is possible from Best Road. About 2

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Winnebago County

Blackhawk Park

Blackhawk Park is located across (east) the Rock River from Klehm. Return to IL 2 and continue north 3 blocks to the stoplight intersection of Marchesano Driver/15th Avenue (the name changes from one side of IL 2 to the other) and turn right. You will cross the 15th Avenue bridge. At the other end

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Winnebago County

Klehm Arboretum

Klehm Arboretum is in south Rockford, about 2 miles north of US 20 (bypass). Exit US 20 (bypass) at IL 2 (Main Street) and go north on IL 2. The entry for Klehm Arboretum is at Clifton Avenue at the bottom of a long hill. Turn left on to Clifton and then another left

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Winnebago County

Rock Cut State Park

Rock Cut State Park is located northeast of Rockford. It is bisected by I-90. A convenient exit is located at the intersection of I-90 and IL 173. Proceed west from the exit ramp (toll at this spot-no cash, only IPass) to the main entrance off of IL 173.

The entry road will pass through

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