The Sweeney Woods Preserve is one of the most accessible ParkLands preserves, highlighted by convenient river access, tame trails, and a prime example of the foundation’s restoration efforts.
- 115 acres
- 2.5 miles of hiking trails
- 2 miles of river frontage
- Canoe launch
- Parking lot
Sweeney Woods Preserve is located 1.5 miles north of Lake Bloomington and 3 miles west of the Merwin Preserve in McLean County. A gravel parking lot marks the western border of the preserve just south of where 1725E crosses the Mackinaw River at Coons River Ford Bridge near Kappa Road.
A public canoe launch is available under the south side of the bridge, serving as one of the few public access points along the river.