Visitors can choose to explore the high ground, where mowed paths through the upland woods showcase an impressive display of spring wildflowers. Or, they can choose the low-lying areas, where they’ll find that wetlands and the banks of the West Branch DuPage River host an interesting array of marsh vegetation and wildlife. The preserve is a popular birding spot, known for hosting migrating warblers.
West DuPage Woods is on Route 59 about 0.5 mile north of Roosevelt Road (Route 38). A second entrance is on the north side of Gary’s Mill Road between Roosevelt and Winfield roads.
The west half of the parking lot area at West DuPage Woods is blocked after the first snow-plowing event, Dec. 1, 2017 ‒ Feb. 28, 2018. Parking is available in the eastern area of the lot.