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Ray Lake Forest Preserve now open

posted Nov 16, 2011, 5:57 AM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Nov 16, 2011, 6:00 AM ]

New trails and public access  await you at the newly opened Ray Lake preserve in Wauconda. Hikers, bicyclists and cross-country skiers will enjoy a 2.7-mile crushed gravel trail that loops around wetlands and includes three boardwalks and a scenic overlook. The preserve's entrance and 25-car asphalt parking lot are located on Erhart Road in Fremont Township. Remember to keep your dogs leashed.


An underpass connection to the Fort Hill Trail at Gilmer Road is currently under construction. When the connection is complete in summer of 2012, trails at Ray Lake will be open to equestrians as well.


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