Du Page River walk

The Riverview Farmstand can be glimpsed from my church. From across the street I could see the yellow prairie flowers. It was upon closer look I found out it is a park and a third of a mile from the entrance is a parking lot.

And to my surprise there are trails where one can safely view the DuPage River and they also have a dock for canoes. For years, since my sister moved to Plainfield, I’ve been meaning to stop by the roadside to take a picture of the river but not knowing where I could safely park my car I kept postponing it.

Located within the park is the Clow Family Farm. The Clow family came from Scotland in 1834 and later settled in 1844 in the Wheatland Township. For the next 120 years they lived and prospered from the farm. The park has some historical buildings, the Settlement house, a big Limestone house and a barn. Situated next to the river, the settlement was named Riverview Farmstand in 1918.

The park is open all year round from 8:00 to sunset. It is a very quiet place, a good place for photographers, hikers and bikers. They also have a shed with picnic tables, a couple of barbecue pits and toilets. It is set off from the busy 119th Street so it is perfect for family picnics.

DuPage River

DuPage River

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Reflection

Lilac colored Monardas

Lilac colored Monardas

Pink echinacea

Pink echinacea

Black eyed Susan

Black eyed Susan

Meandering paths

Meandering paths

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Coreopsis

Coreopsis

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5 Responses to Du Page River walk

  1. viveka says:

    Bebs, I just love photos of barns – I don’t know why .. there is something romantic about them, even the new ones.
    Nice walking with you – was it dawn or dusk ???? Love the soft light in your photos.

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  2. lolaWi says:

    oh, is this the park we drove by? wow! you’ve got a hidden treasure nearby! and the barns are beautiful!

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  3. bebs1 says:

    Viveka, I went there at about 7:30 last night but it was still very light. The pictures were taken during the golden hours. It was very cloudy all day yesterday but it cleared up a little bit in the afternoon. I understand how you feel, I love barns too. We still have a few barns around here in our village but they are going away fast – many of the lands are being converted into subdivisions.

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  4. bebs1 says:

    Lola Wi, yes, this is where I brought you on Saturday. It is really beautiful if you get off the car and take the trails.

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  5. Vivien says:

    Maybe we can come back here in the Fall, should be beautiful with the many colors of Autumn. Would love to hike the trail. Lovely photos.

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