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.