Looking for something to do while your family rides?
Those who accompany the young riders to Palladia Farm will find that our scenic location in Green Oaks provides a relaxing, bucolic setting for outdoor activities during good weather, and our clean, heated indoor facilities allow parents and visitors to experience the creature comforts of home even while mother nature is storming outside. Should you wish to explore the area, you will find many attractions that are only minutes away.
Our facility is just moments away from the Independence Grove Forest Preserve, which offers miles of bicycle and walking trails as well as water activities including boating and fishing. Centered around a 115-acre lake, this preserve offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature education. Surrounding prairie and woodlands provide a picturesque backdrop for hiking, biking, picnicking and other fun activities. There is a full marina, a visitor’s center, and numerous picnic tables for all to enjoy. Access to the preserve is free for Lake County, IL residents and $5 per car for non-residents.
The Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway covers 2,846 acres and protects land along more than 85 percent of the river in Lake County, providing wildlife habitat, natural flood protection and outdoor recreation opportunities. The trail currently stretches 31 miles and connects preserves with local parks and communities as it winds through the Greenway from just south of the Illinois-Wisconsin border to Deerfield. Bridges and underpasses make it possible to travel without crossing any major roads.
Winnie and Daisy, the dogs of Palladia Farm, highly recommend the nearby Independence Grove Dog Exercise Area. Named ”Best Dog Park” by North Shore magazine, this special place is one of four designated areas in the Lake County Forest Preserves where dogs can run and play off-leash. This 30-acre are just for dogs features fields and wooded areas, and a large pond for swimming and retrieving games. It is fenced on three sides with access to the Des Plaines River Trail. The dog park is located approximately 5 minutes away from the farm by car.
Libertyville is an affluent northern suburb of Chicago in Lake County, Illinois, United States. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Lake Michigan on the Des Plaines River. In 2007, Libertyville was named the 52nd best place to live in the U.S. by CNN Money Magazine. The heart of downtown Libertyville is approximately 5 minutes from the farm, perfect for grabbing lunch or doing some shopping.