“In the old days, Adlai Stevenson used to come over and ride on that cinder path [now Whippoorwill Farm Preserve]. I remember coming to Deerpath Farm through the woods and ponds that led to a large, open field.” – Lee
Mettawa is dedicated to preserving open lands and low-density residential development. The village maintains trails for pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian usage.
Five forest preserves within the Lake County Forest Preserve District are located within village boundaries.