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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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TripAdvisor
  • From their website, the last newsletter had info about a farmers market 8-1 and I was excited to visit. We were only here for the weekend. Unfortunately, they weren’t open. An affiliated group was... 
    From their website, the last newsletter had info about a farmers market 8-1 and I was excited to visit. We were only here for the weekend. Unfortunately, they weren’t open. An affiliated group was...  more »
  • See my earlier reviews (6/18/14; 9/2/16; and 6/2/18) for more details. Elawa Farm is named for its original owners -- Elsa and A. Watson Armour -- of meat packing fame.... El plus A plus W plus... 
    See my earlier reviews (6/18/14; 9/2/16; and 6/2/18) for more details. Elawa Farm is named for its original owners -- Elsa and A. Watson Armour -- of meat packing fame.... El plus A plus W plus...  more »
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  • Beautiful small place for kids. They have small animals in enclosures and some birds. A beautiful small park with several swings suitable for very young kids to grownups. Altogether a quiet and beautiful place to spend time.
  • We love Elawa Farm. They have beautiful grounds to walk and wonderful well cared for animals to view.

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