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Seward Bluffs Overlook Provides Spectacular View

On Thursday, October 24th the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District celebrated the completion of the Barbara Mae Atwood overlook in Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve. The overlook is a reconstruction of a previous overlook structure that had fallen into disrepair. In 2012, the Barbara Mae Atwood Foundation donated $50,000 toward this project.

The overlook provides an impressive view of the preserve’s unique geology: the winding Grove Creek flowing through limestone bluffs covered with maple forest. The new overlook was designed to echo the historic character of the 1930’s era stone bridge and picnic shelter in the preserve. The project was constructed in two phases in 2012 and 2013.
Seward Bluffs is one Winnebago County’s oldest and most scenic forest preserves. Its natural beauty and unique geology make it a popular destination for sight-seeing and photography, as well as for fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding.