Crabtree Nature Center

More than 3 miles of unpaved trails radiate from the nature center located in Barrington Hills, Illinois. The site contains over 1,000 acres of rolling, glacier-formed landscape that includes woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Children will delight in the nature center and the outdoor bird displays.



3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois. A detailed map may be found here.

Distance from Downtown Chicago

36 miles from the center of town

How To Get There

Bike, Walk, Drive


There is an accessible indoor bathroom at the nature center. There are accessible parking spaces.

Things To Do

Biking, Birdwatching (Canada geese, mallards, sparrows, woodpeckers, wood ducks wrens), Hiking, Jogging, Picnicking, Playground, Running, Visitor Center (nature center), Watchable Wildlife and Wildflowers

Fun Facts

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County began restoring the site to its natural state in the 1960s. Many acres of prairie have been restored.


Nearby Mr. Breakfast Pancake & Biscuit House located at 1752 West Algonquin Road, Hoffman Estates, Illinois serves tasty breakfasts. Be sure to try the jumbo sized biscuits.

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Best Time To Visit

All year

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