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Middlefork Bridge and Trail Connection Now Open

Middlefork Savanna Bridge

The Middlefork Bridge and Trail Connection is now open. The new bridge connects 4.5 miles of trails at Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve in Lake Forest to the Lake Forest Academy and Townline Community Park and provides trail users a safe passage over the Metra Railway. Other new elements include a scenic overlook and crosswalk improvements at the intersection of IL Route 60 and Academy Drive.

This project is part of a larger effort by several organizations to connect Middlefork Savanna and the Middlefork Trail and Greenway to the Des Plaines River Trail at MacArthur Woods Forest Preserve in Mettawa. We are pleased to have worked with the following partners and donors to make this project possible: City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest Bank & Trust, Lake Forest Open Lands Association, and Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein. View Map.






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