Nelson Lake, Illinois

Nelson Lake is a tiny spit of a lake nestled in a quiet corner of Kane County, Illinois. It is a marsh nature preserve with an easy walking trail that circles it. Last year I visited my sister who took my husband and I to enjoy the perfect weather, fall vibrancy, and the large number of water fowl that enjoy the lake on their migrations south.

If you are ever in the area, this is a lovely place to take a break from the hustle of daily living. You will enjoy the rustle of the breeze sifting through the grass and the call of geese, swan, and heron.

Nelson Lake is about 35 miles east of Chicago near Batavia, Illinois. We accessed the park from the small lot off Nelson Lake Road. The path leading out is easy to find. Everyone of any age will enjoy this flat, 2.5 mile loop.

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2 responses to “Nelson Lake, Illinois

  1. Stacey

    I’m visiting Chicago right now! But don’t think I’ll get this far east. Have to visit another time. Stopping by from #AtoZ

  2. Another great place to go is Matthiessen State Park. It might be even further than Nelson Lake for you, but something to put on your list for next time.

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