NATURAL HERITAGE


Cupola House Tree Farm borders the native woodlands of Kankakee River State Park.  This area shows its deep geological history.  The Wisconsin Glacier which melted at the end of the last ice age carved out the yellow limestone during a sudden and catastrophic flood known as the Kankakee Torrent.  This changed the course of rivers and left behind several waterfalls and small canyons plus a rich silt ideal for growing plants.  When the Potowatomi people inhabited this area they called it “Te-yar-ac-ke” which means “wonderful land”.  Indeed it is.  After French fur-trappers like the eponymous Francois Bourbonnais and his wife Catfish spread word of how bountiful the area was, many other Québécois  came to this area of “New France.”  Along the Kankakee River were some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet giving rise to the nickname “Everglades of the North.”  Cupola House Tree Farm cherishes this natural heritage by welcoming wildlife and preserving a wild riparian zone along their creek that flows seasonally into the nearby Kankakee River.

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GETTING HERE


Cupola House Tree Farm is located a little past Chicago’s south suburbs, a few minutes off the interstate 57 Manteno exit.  We’re 3 miles NW of the lovely village of Bourbonnais.

Click here for a map and directions.

from CUPOLA HOUSE TREE FARM
OPEN EVERYDAY FROM NOV. 19 THRU DEC. 23
INCLUDING THANKSGIVING DAY

“Cupola House Tree Farm is a bucolic setting within a wonderful area.  It’s a convenient drive just far enough to truly appreciate being away from the city.  We’re so glad we came”

-Carrie Hunter, Chicago

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