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Veterans Woods - Traders Corner
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The 77-acre Veterans Woods was acquired in 1966.

The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres of land.

Traders Corner is one of two access areas to the preserve. The other access area is Roy F. Hassert Grove in Romeoville.

Natural Resources

Veterans Woods protects forest habitat.

The preserve is home to a variety of plant species, including the yellow trout lily and oaks.

Amenities and Activities


Traders Corner features 0.46 mile of natural surface trail, ideal for the following activities:Picnicking

Traders Corner offers one picnic shelter for rental, Traders Corner Shelter, with a permit capacity of 100 people. Learn more about picnic permits and fees.


Permits are available for geocaching at Veterans Woods. Learn more about geocaching permits.
Veterans Woods - Traders Corner Picnic Shelter
Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock
Veterans Woods - Traders Corner is located on Joliet Road, east of Route 53/Bolingbrook Drive in Romeoville.

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