Fugate Woods Nature Preserve is located in the abundant prairie croplands of Central Illinois, just 2 1/2 miles northeast of Fairbury, Illinois. This natural area contains more than 150 acres of native timber and restored prairie. Visitors are invited to hike the serene grounds and trails, rich in wildlife and native plants.
A variety of programs and events offer unique opportunities for all interested age groups. Fugate Woods also presents a living classroom environment for the public and charitable/education organizations.
Trails are open daily*, dawn to dusk, foot traffic only, pets must be leashed
*Excepting Mother's Day and firearm deer season.
For the preservation of the habitat and well-being of all visitors:
No Alcohol, No Firearms, No Hunting, No Bicycles, No Vehicles, Leash All Pets
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3pm:
Discover Hidden Illinois: A Photo Journey
FUGATE WOODS/a Prairie Lands Foundation Park and THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY invite the public to join in a very special introduction to the beauty of unseen Illinois. Enjoy noted Illinois Natural History Survey scientists and talented Illinois Steward Magazine journalists, Michael Jeffords and Sue Post on a stunning and entertaining photo journey in discovery of the natural wonders one can find throughout Illinois. Post is the author of Hiking Illinois : a guide featuring 107 day hikes that offers up countless suggestions for enjoying each trail in a personal manner of discovery. In concert, Jefford's keen photographer's eye captures Illinois in its' finest glory throughout the seasons, a perfect mid- winter's afternoon of virtual hiking, sheltered from the prairie winds. [ more details ]
For more information about any of these events, please see our Events page, or call The Woods Steward at: 815-692-8003