Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve

16N690 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
West Dundee, IL


Schweitzer Woods is located at 16N690 Sleepy Hollow Road in Dundee. The preserve is located at Illinois Route 72 and Sleepy Hollow Road. This preserve is an approved off-leash dog area. All Rules & Regulations must be followed regarding use of these areas.

Preserve Map


  • Off-Leash Dog Areas


Emily Schweitzer gave a most beautiful gift to her fellow citizens of Kane County. A deed for her 160 acre property arrived at the Forest Preserve in December 1989. It was Emily Schweitzer's wish that the rolling kame and kettle country be preserved as open space. The property has oak forests, crop land, hay meadows and marshes. A beautiful Edwardian house and matching dog kennel are situated in the southeast corner of the property. Miss Schweitzer's only request was to maintain the property as passive open space.