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Elawa Farm, Lake Forest

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ELAWA FARM is a public-private partnership dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of a unique combination of natural setting, designed landscapes and buildings of architectural and historic significance.

In 1998, the Cityof Lake Forest acquired a 16-acre parcel of land, including the original farm complex buildings that were part of an early 20th century gentleman's farm, known as ELAWA FARM. Adjacent to ecologically significant Middlefork Savana, this purchase created an opportunity for a unique partnership of public and private organizations to collaborate in the preservation and use of this property.

Today, Elawa Farm is managed by the Elawa Farm Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3. The Middlefork Savana is part of Lake County Forest Preserve.
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  • Beautiful farm in west Lake Forest. It hold many event and has a super farmers market in the summer from there own grown veggies and flowers.  more »
  • Was there with 2.5 year old. Luckily had a beautiful day so we were able to take advantage of this lovely property & park facility. Enjoyed the trails. The Wildlife Discovery Center offerings are very...  more »
  • Most underrated place in Lake County. No one knows it exists! Beautiful farm and lovely trails. Take a peek at their wildlife (golden eagle, reptiles, owls, etc) or forage for some wild raspberries in season.
  • While trying to find the parking lot for Middlefork Savanna (GPS took me to Halas Hall), I found this little gem. Loved reading about this history of this farm and walking around the property. Great place to take kids before or after a nature walk. I would love to come back for the farmers market one day.

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