Meacham Grove Forest Preserve
Meacham Grove Forest Preserve, which is bisected by Bloomingdale/Roselle Road, is home to one of the Forest Preserve District's oldest picnic groves.
This open, grassy grove is adjacent to the parking lot that is located on the west side of Bloomingdale / Roselle Road. From this parking lot, two trails wind through 40 acres of woods.
0.6-mile looped path (for foot and cross-country ski traffic only) begins at the parking lot and heads north before bending back into the gravel trail on the western portion of the property. Latrines are located on this side of the preserve as well.
A 0.36-mile gravel trail starts at the parking lot and heads directly west to the preserve boundary on Rosedale Road.
On the east side of Bloomingdale / Roselle is Maple Lake a 32-acre fishing lake with a maximum depth of 35 feet. The lake and adjoining trails can be easily accessed from the parking lot located on Circle Avenue.
A 1.71 mile multipurpose trail loop circles the lake and adjacent wetlands, which provide an excellent opportunity to observe great egrets, great blue herons and a variety of swallows. Trail users can also access a 0.41-mile multipurpose rail that winds through a diverse wetland and woodland.
Drinking fountains are located next to the picnic area that adjoins the Circle Avenue parking lot.
Future planned improvements to Meacham Grove include the construction of a bridge over Bloomingdale / Roselle Road to establish a connection between the western and eastern portions of the preserve.