North Branch — 

North Branch Trail Map, 521 acres
The 1.5 mile multi-purpose trail winds through prairie and savanna, over Nippersink Creek, and links the Prairie Trail to the Hebron Trail. The trail offers access for hiking, biking, horseback riding and snowmobiling. In addition, opportunities exist for picnicking, wildlife observation, and overnight camping for cyclists.


11500 N. Keystone Rd
60071 Richmond , IL


Petersen Park — 

Petersen Park is a popular location for events like Fiesta Day, Blue Fest, Festivals, Circus & Car Shows. The Wonder Lake Ski Teams' Annual Fall favorite, the Haunted Hayride is held in October. At Petersen Park there is a childrens playground, sandy swimming beach and baseball fields.


4300 Peterson Park Road
60050 McHenry , IL


Wildlife Resource Center — 

Wildlife Resource Center assists with the care of wild animals that are part of the District’s feeder populations, captive reared species and educational programs. For more information, or to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 815.338.6223 x 229 or

For more information about protecting our natural resources, visit the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.


6419 Giant Oak Road
60097 Wonder Lake , IL
Phone: (815) 728-8307