Enjoy Warmer Weather at Deer Grove Forest Preserve

men riding bike on trail in wooded area

The folks in charge of Cook County's Forest Preserve District had a revolutionary idea back in 1916. They set aside 500 acres of green space to offset urban expansion, and their vision grew into our 1,800-acre Deer Grove Forest Preserve. Its natural beauty is impossible to resist, so give in, and get out. Join your neighbors raiding Palatine, IL storage units for outdoor gear, and join the warm-weather fun.

Follow Miles of Looping Trails

What kind of distance can you travel on two wheels? Get that mountain bike out of self storage, and conquer 10 miles of rugged trails. How far can you go on foot? Test your jogging talents on 4 miles of paved paths. Deer Grove's looping trail system offers infinite opportunities to stay on the move or just enjoy a relaxing nature walk.

Fly Over Reclaimed Prairies

Whether you build them or buy them, set your wings for takeoff over Deer Grove East. Join other model plane enthusiasts at the designated field just off Dundee Road, west of North Hicks. Your current Academy of Model Aeronautics membership card serves as your license for flying crafts over the preserve's recently reclaimed prairies.

Fish Deer Grove Lake

Local anglers keep their tackle boxes handy in nearby storage units, because Deer Grove Lake fishing opportunities are open year-round. You can lay back and catch sunfish or bang the banks for largemouth bass. Count on chorus frogs and blue-spotted salamanders to keep you company while you net bluegill and reel in bullhead cats.

Camp in the Urban Wilderness

Don't miss Camp Reinberg as you drive through the middle of Deer Grove on North Quentin Road. Deep oak forests surround the camp's tent sites, cabins, and picnic tables. Pitch your own, or reserve lodging, and plan on a weekend filled with activities. Preserve staff members do a great job organizing nature hikes and educational programs. 

Stay Prepared for Urban Adventures

Here in northwest Cook County, we all enjoy easy access to the great outdoors, just outside our backdoors. You can enjoy easy access to your favorite warm-weather gear with convenient self storage at our Palatine, IL facility located just southeast of Deer Grove Preserve. You can always be prepared for urban adventures when you store your things with Safeguard.

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