MacDonald Forest Preserve, Lindenhurst

Directions: Take Grand Ave (Rt. 132) west from tollway - turn right on Route 45 - turn left on Grass Lake Road - runs directly to Preserve about 1/2 mile down.

Trail Information: Awesome gravel trails!  Main trail is about 3 miles long but there's an additional loop which adds about 1 mile and then there's also another woodchip trail that runs deep through the woods and adds another mile.   

Miscellaneous Information: This is the best trail as there are patches that run through the open field and expose you to maximum sun but there are parts that go through dense forest and are highly shaded.  There are several ponds and lakes and there are hills as well as straight paths.  You run into quite a few people along the way during the day but its definitely not overpopulated.  Just enough runners/walkers to feel safe.

Alison F. Behn