Crabtree Nature Center Hike Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Situated among the rolling hills of far northwest Cook County, Crabtree Nature Center is a place that invites you to linger while admiring wildflowers, spotting waterfowl, and relishing the rapid shifts from prairie to woodland to wetland.
From the parking lot, follow the paved path to the back of the nature center. At the trail board, stay to the right (northeast) as the trail skirts the edge of Sulky Pond (formerly a sulky track sunken in the ground). The oaks hanging out over the water, the lightly wooded island, and the geese and ducks make this pond an enjoyable spot. Dogs are prohibited at Crabtree, as is picnicking."