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Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Cook County, Illinois

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Independence Grove Forest

If you’re looking for a place to commune with nature, look no further than Independence Grove Forest Preserve. There’s plenty of space to explore with over 650 acres of land and nearly five miles of lake shoreline. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even camp overnight. Whether you’re looking to hike, bike, paddle, or relax, Independence Grove has something for everyone. So come on out and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


Waldron Construction, Kitchen & Bath is owned and operated by Joe and Tasha Waldron. Waldron Construction has Over 75+ Years Combined Staff Experience and a large knowledge base related to building and remodeling homes as well as overseeing commercial projects. We recognize that our largest asset is our team. 

Joe and Tasha


889 Main Street Antioch, Il 60002

Independence Grove Forest Preserve is a 650-acre preserve with plenty of activities to enjoy. The preserve has a nature center, fishing pier, playgrounds, and miles of trails for hiking and biking. There is also a large picnic area with pavilions, grills, and concessions. The preserve becomes a popular spot for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Independence Grove Forest Preserve is a place worth visiting in the area!


If you’re looking for something fun to do outdoors, Independence Grove Forest Preserve is worth checking out! This forest preserve is a great place to hike, biking, or picnic. It’s also home to the Grove National Historic Landmark, which is the site of the first successful white settlement in Illinois.


Independence Grove Forest Preserve is an excellent spot for fishing as well. The preserve has a fishing pier that extends into Lake Michigan and provides some perfect sites for anglers to try their luck. There are also several fish cleaning stations on the dock so that you can clean your catch right there.


This Preserve is perfect if you’re looking for a place to take the kids. The preserve has two playgrounds geared towards younger children and one for older kids. There’s also a nature center where the kids can learn about all sorts of exciting animals. And if that’s not enough, there are plenty of trails to explore and picnic areas with pavilions and grills. So bring the whole family out to Independence Grove and have some fun!


Independence Grove becomes a popular spot for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. With nearly five miles of groomed trails, the preserve is a great place to get some exercise. And if you need to rent equipment, don’t worry – the nature center has you covered. So come on out and enjoy the beauty of winter at Independence Grove Forest Preserve!


Testimonials From Our Satisfied Customers

Amy Duhig Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

We started off not knowing what we wanted, but knew we needed a new kitchen and flooring for most of our first floor, which was overwhelming to us. We worked with Liz to help us design what we wanted. She was fabulous and patient with us. Timelines were met and the crew who worked with us ended up feeling like part of the family. When faced with some pretty big “snags,” which were of no fault of Waldron Construction, Joe was professional, pushed to make things right, and kept his word; The team went above and beyond and did excellent work.

Nancy Leah Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

Such a great team of professionals. We had our kitchen remodeled and Waldron Construction was very helpful and thorough. A little future advice for anyone considering a major remodel is to expect delays and the need to make changes due to supply availability or unforeseen issues. Joe Waldron treats you with great respect and is very driven to make sure you are very satisfied and happy with your remodel. Some may feel the expense is too high…but you do get what you pay for. Thank you for a very beautiful kitchen, Nancy and Gary

Joan Peart Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

We just completed our dream kitchen remodel with Waldron Construction. We are extremely pleased with the results. Angie helped us through the design and was always a text/phone call away. The trades were excellent and were great to work with. Of course there were hiccups in the process but nothing that couldn’t be worked out. Having the schedule in front of us daily through builder trend was great too. Joe was very responsive whenever we had questions or concerns. We would recommend Waldron for your next home improvement project..

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