The 69.61-acre York Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook — the county's first forest preserve — features vast oak woodlands and great places to picnic.
Oaks over 100 years old form canopies over the trail, where birders enjoy spotting northern orioles, cedar waxwings, warbling vireos, mallards, red-bellied woodpeckers and owls, among others.
To reach the main entrance, go north of York Road to Harger Road and turn left. the entrance will be on the right. To reach the lot on the north side, go north on York Road to Harger Road and turn left. Take the first right onto Timber Edge Drive and follow it north. The lot will be on the left.