Kenyon-Baller Woods Nature Preserve
(Franklin Kenyon Preserve)
Woodford County, Illinois
Winter (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing)
Other (view wildlife)
Season/Hours: dawn to dusk, except during deer management
Dog Friendly: no
Map(s) On Site and/or Online:
On Site: unknown
Parking: grass parking lot 300 feet west of entrance sign (corner of 1900E and 500N); Trail access is 0.3 miles walk west down the gravel lane to green double gate. Trails begin beyond gate.
Trail Info Websites/Apps: no
Cost: free admission
Historical and/or Scientific Significance: historical; birding hotspot
178-acre nature preserve in rural area at confluence of Mackinaw River and Panther Creek; near
Hayes Woods Nature Preserve,
Ridgetop Hill Prairie Preserve and
Letcher Basin Land & Water Reserve .
OPAL’s Observations & Opinions:
Trails are wide and mowed, although not marked. Most are in open areas so prepare for sun. On our visit, we found other mowed trails that were not on the map which may lead to some confusion. Our cell service was marginal for map access.
Trail/Park Maps & Brochures (downloadable):
Kenyon-Baller Woods Trail Map (PDF)
Bloomington, IL 61702