Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve

Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, Illinois contains 220 acres of forests and wetlands and features the 1852 Graue Mill and Museum and a nature education center.



3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, 1 mile south of 31st Street and 0.25 miles north of Ogden Avenue. A detailed map may be found here.

Distance from Downtown Chicago

20 miles from the center of town

How To Get There

Bike, Walk, Drive


There are accessible parking spaces and restrooms. The main trail is mostly crushed stone.

Things To Do

Biking, Birdwatching (egrets, herons, warblers), Boating (canoe launch), Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Historic/Cultural Interest (Graue Mill and Museum), Horseback Riding, Jogging, Picnicking, Running, Visitor Center (nature center), Watchable Wildlife (beavers, deer, red foxes) and Wildflowers.

Fun Facts

Graue Mill and Museum operated as an antebellum Underground Railroad station and is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois.

Other Information

Restrooms and water fountains are available in the preserve.


Grab some delicious and inexpensive pastries from Kirschbaum’s Bakery located at 825 Burlington Avenue in Western Springs, Illinois. For a lunch place with outdoor seating try Hash Stacks Café & Market located a short block from Kirschbaum’s Bakery at 909 Burlington Avenue in Western Springs. The homemade potato chips are highly recommended.

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Best Time To Visit

Spring, Summer, Fall

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