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Monday, June 20, 2016

Darien: Waterfall Glen

Darien -- The family spent Father's Day at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien this year. Despite near 90-degree temperatures, the comfortable humidity and ample shade kept our group hiking for a total of more than five miles. Our route stretched from roughly the guard residence at Cass Avenue and Bluff Road, along the Main Route west toward the Scenic Overlook and back again. The prize for this trek was a bit of train-spotting west of the power station and -- a slightly better view -- from the Scenic Overlook. Truth be told, the real highlight of the day was wading at the CCC waterfall in Rocky Glen, but the train tracks were icing on the cake! 

Can you see the trains rolling by way down the line? 
Watching a freight train from Waterfall Glen's scenic overlook on the main trail.