Construction Alert: Construction to replace the toilets by the playground and shelters D and E will begin in late August. The current facilities will be in operation until the new toilets are in place. Please exercise caution in these areas.
One of our most popular spots, offering miles of trails, great bass fishing and secluded picnic spots in the heart of Lake County.
A 3-mile gravel loop trail explores Old School's woods and prairies and is open to hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. A portion of this loop is part of the Des Plaines River Trail (DPRT).
A 1.5-mile gravel trail encircles the lake and is open to hikers, bicyclists and cross-county skiers.
The 1.5-mile asphalt road winding through the preserve offers a special one-way lane popular with bicyclists and in-line skaters, and is also open to hikers.
An interior 1.5-mile physical fitness loop, open only to foot traffic, offers workout stations that build strength and endurance.
Old School's sled hill is one of the most popular features of this preserve and can be seen from I-94.
The DPRT winds through this preserve and is open to hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. From Old School you can make your way south to Lincolnshire without crossing any major roads.