James Family Woods


Open Daily, Sunrise to Sunset

  • At the east end of the Alma Lewis-James walking trail, over the James Woods Bridge, on the east side of Indian Creek
  • Southwest of 9000 N 2300 East road, Fairbury, IL (at the intersection of 900 North Rd and 2300 East Rd) 

  • At North End of 10th Street in Fairbury; Walk or bike the Alma Lewis-James walking trail to the James Woods Bridge
  • Trailside at 9000 N 2300 East Road Entrance

 Trail Surface: 

 On The Trails: 
Foot Traffic Only; Motor Vehicles Prohibited

Rack Trailside by Alma Lewis-James Bridge

Must be Leashed


50 acres of floodplain woodland

A footbridge over Indian Creek provides entry to this riparian habitat, cool and damp yet inviting to hikers, runners and Wood Ducks alike. A single winding trail through the James Family Woods serves to link the Fairbury community via the Alma Lewis-James Trail to the Bluestem Trail, culminating in Fugate Woods.