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Prairie Path

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An easy paved path through restored grasslands.


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2.0

Miles

3.1

KM

Loop

747' 228 m

High

714' 218 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

45' 14 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Playground, Restrooms, Pavilions, Grills

Need to Know

Parking, restrooms and drinking fountains are all available at the parking lot off of South Race Street.

Description

This paved path starts and ends at the main parking lot on South Race Street. It crosses over Douglas Creek via a small wooden footbridge and continues through restored grasslands. There is a nice overview at Freyfogle Overlook that also has some signs on local ecology.

Flora & Fauna

Plants: White False (Wild) Indigo, Wild Bergamot, Spiderwort, Foxglove Beardtongue, Pale Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Big Bluestem / Turkey Foot, Yellow Coneflower, Rattlesnake Master, Prairie Dock, Indian Grass, Stiff Goldenrod.

Other: deer, rabbits, bees.

Most of the flowers bloom during early July.

Contacts

Land Manager: Urbana Park District

Shared By:

Beth Prior

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Deer munching on some wildflowers and brush.
Jul 9, 2021 near Urbana, IL
A lovely view of the prairie restoration at the Freyfogle Overlook deck.
Jul 9, 2021 near Urbana, IL
Paved path going by sign that says "Denise & Ernest Walker Grove".
Jul 9, 2021 near Urbana, IL

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