Location: 4419 Walkup Rd , 4419 Walkup Rd. | Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-675-2516 Visit Our Website
2021 Walks On The Wild Side Schedule is Released ! Get inspired and participate in our Walks On The Wild Side free program . Seeing is believing ! Enjoy natural gardens up close with WPPC ( Wildflower Preservation & Propagation Committee ) members as tour guides . You will be able to ask questions and learn first hand about using native plants , shrubs , and trees in your landscape . There will be 7 walks this year . For more info. and maps go to thewppc.org Walk On The WildSide Sunday April 25th 2PM 4419 Walkup Rd Crystal Lake As springtime carpets the woodlands with the blues of Virginia Bluebells and the yellows of Celandine Poppies , you are invited to walk our forest trails . Whether you’re exploring the pine forest in the front yard or the oak-hickory forest in the back , there will be many species of spring ephemerals to seek out . Wild Geraniums , Trilliums, Wild Ginger , Jack-in-the Pulpits and Mayapples will be just some of the wildflowers blooming . This property , once the home of Bill and Ardath Wingate , definitely puts on its best show in the spring . Come see ! Masks and social distancing required . Directions : Take Walkup Rd north out of Crystal Lake . Driveway ids the left ( west ) , just north of Hillside Rd. Parking space is limited . If you are able to walk a short distance please park on Vermont Trail , north of the driveway ( the street with the covered bridge ) . That will leave the few parking spaces available for those that need them .