Salt Fork River Forest Preserve (Homer Lake)
by David Scott
http://www.ccfpd.org/saltfork.htm (Salt Fork River Forest Preserve website)
The trails at Homer Lake offer an interesting alternative running venue close to Champaign-Urbana. The land is quite flat, but there is a good mix of prairie and woodland, and pleasant views across the water. Getting there is usually easy (see below for special instructions as of June 2002).