Paxton Railroad Prairie

County: Ford
Ownership: Canadian National Railroad
Protected: 1991
Size: 1 Acre

This section of active railroad right-of-way contains a patch of high quality prairie as well as several wetlands. In 1991, Grand Prairie Friends purchased a garden/beautification lease for a 600 foot length of the right-of-way which gives GPF the right to management, and provides some protection from disturbance.

How to get there: From Champaign-Urbana take US 45 north about 25 mi. About 1 mi S of Paxton, there is an overhanging telephone wire. About 500 ft N and on the left is the prairie. Pull off the side of the road to park.

Click here to see a complete list of sites we help protect.