Sand Ridge Nature Center

4.812 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 15891 Paxton Ave, South Holland, IL 60473, USA, 60473, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7088680606
  • Tags: Trail, Family And Kids, Nature, Sports And Recreation, Outdoors, Hiking

Spread across an area of 235 acres, the Sand Ridge Nature Center offers various recreational opportunities to locals and vacationers alike. There are various trails for easy hiking in the area. Ranging from a quarter mile to about two miles long, each of the trails would take you through a wide range of habitats including oak savannas, prairies as well as woodlands on sand dunes, ancient beaches, ponds, and marshes. A visit during the spring would let you enjoy the beautiful woodland wildflowers on display. During the autumn, the colourful leaves would delight you while during summer, the colourful prairie wildflowers are an absolute treat to the eyes. If you would like to admire the wondrous beauty of nature, this would be the ideal place to visit.

How to Reach Sand Ridge Nature Center

  • Bus 364 to stop - 159th Paxton

  • Sand Ridge Nature Center Address: 15891 Paxton Ave, South Holland, IL 60473, USA, 60473, United States
  • Sand Ridge Nature Center Contact Number: +1-7088680606
  • Sand Ridge Nature Center Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit South Holland include Sand Ridge Nature Center in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Sand Ridge Nature Center visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sand Ridge Nature Center

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sand Ridge Nature Center

People normally club together Thorn Creek Reformed Church and Gouwens Park while planning their visit to Sand Ridge Nature Center.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sand Ridge Nature Center Reviews & Ratings

  • If you would like to learn to identify more native prairie plants, this is the place for you. I met 2-3 new-to-me flowers that I will need to introduce to my butterfly garden at home. With several different ecosystems on the property, there is fantastic variety. We saw no fewer than 4 monarch caterpillars on the milkweed outside the front door of the lovely nature center. There is a classroom in the nature center that acts as a perfect "bird blind" to watch the hubbub in their "Bird Garden". The trails are well maintained, the boardwalk is a GREAT way to view the marshy areas. The staff in the Nature Center is very friendly and knowledgeable, and invited us to an upcoming free program.

  • This nature preserve has miles and miles of diverse trails! From leafy paths to boardwalks, there's something new to see in every visit! The nature center has animals inside, as well as an active honey bee hive. there are many different activities and programs to participate in. I've been going here since i was a young child and I'll be going back to visit with my children for years to come!

  • The staff here is always helpful there is so much to do and see here the trails offer a serene getaway although they've recently thinned the trees so you can now see the surrounding roadways which takes away from the serenity but still a nice place. Should definitely take your kids.

  • I had the chance to spend the summer of 2015 working here with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). My crew and I got to work on a boardwalk on Lost Beach Trail it was so cool. I still visit it whenever I get the chance!

  • I grab many lovely photos from here. See attached. Been going here for 40 years.

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