Kenyon-Baller Woods


Kenyon-Baller Woods Preserve lies at the confluence of two of the most biologically and historically important waterways of central Illinois; the Mackinaw River and Panther Creek.


  • 178 acres
  • 2 miles of hiking trails
  • River frontage: 0.5 miles of Mackinaw River, 1 mile of Panther Creek


A sign at the corner of 1900E and 500N (labeled Franklin Kenyon Preserve) marks the entrance to Kenyon-Baller Woods. A grass parking lot lies 300 feet west of this entrance sign. Park here and walk 0.3 miles west down the gravel lane until it ends at a green double gate.

Access the trails by walking around either end of the green gate on your right.


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Activities & Rules

For a full list of rules and more information on our no dog policy click below.