from the Lake County Update7 June 2001 News for Abbott Lake County employees
Abbott sells 467 acres
to Lake County Forest Preserve
On May 18 Abbott sold 467 acres of the largest remaining unprotected
woodland in Lake County to the Lake County Forest Preserve. The
land is located south of Rt. 173 between Rt. 45 and Crawford
Road in Antioch and Newport Townships.
The property is home to many streams, a 170-acre oak-hickory
woodland, wetland, prairies and 60-acre Rasmussen Lake.
The preserve will be named Ethel's Woods, after Ethel
Untermyer who led the charge to establish a Forest Preserve
District in Lake County.
The 281-acre Raven Lake Farm and 75-acre Timber Lake Forst
preserves combine with Ethel's Woods to encompass more than 823 acres
of contiguous preserve in Northern Lake County.
"The 467 acres were part of more than 1,000 acres Abbott owns in the
area for future expansion," said Tom Hahn, district leader of
Land Preservation for the Lake County Forest Preserve. "I think residents
will be grateful for the chance to use this land."
The Lake County Forest Preserve district planning department will
establish a master plan for Ethel's Woods that will one day
lead to walking trails through the land and around Rasmussen
Lake, as well as management of the woodlands and wetlands.
For more information about Ethel's Woods, please call the
Forest Preserve district planning department at