Lake Katherine Preserve has a fake waterfall that offers a surprisingly pleasant spot to sit and relax.
Much of Lake Katherine is covered with lily pads.
It's hard to believe that this park was nothing but a trash-strewn lot before the town decided to transform it into a lovely park.
The Cal-Sag Canal flows on the north side of Lake Katherine Preserve. Some of the trails run alongside the canal.
The book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago contains a hike located at Lake Katherine Preserve. Get the book or buy this hike description.
Have you hiked here? If so, share your experience.