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Cross Country Skiing at Herrick  Lake

Dogs and Sleds at McKeeCross Country Skiing in Forest PreserveIf you have been cooped up all week, today is the day to take a hike or go cross country skiing while the snow is still in good shape. The snow will turn to slush soon. You will be energized, and it's not cold today - it feels like spring! Shannon Burns hit the nail on the head earlier this week:

"Unexpected spur of the moment adventure this AM ... with the snow and fog, the prairie looked so wonderful that I parked and walked for 20 minutes. Not dressed for the weather, I didn't last long outside but I can tell already that it made my day to be outside, alone, in the cold, with all of that natural beauty. What a chance to experience something unexpectedly wonderful!" Smiling Now. Shannon Burns - from facebook earlier this week

We are lucky to have all these options: 

Herrick Lake: The trails are groomed and great shape for cross country skiing or walking. If you walk, please use the center of the trail so you don't disturb the paths for the cross country skiiers.

Arrowhead Golf Course: Groomed trails and ski rental - connects to Herrick on the west side. (call before you go, website says trails are closed, but that seems crazy).

Morton Arboretum: Hiking trails, snow shoe rental, and restaurant. Lower Admission in winter

McKee Marsh: One of the two Forest Preserves designated for dog sledding. If you are a dog lover, you should see lots of beautiful huskies out there. Photo above was taken at McKee Marsh.

Blackwell, St. James Farm, and other Forest Preserves: Tubing, Snow Show rental, ice fishing and more, but it might be too late for some activites that need more snow and cold - but check it out.

Kline Creek Farm: "Life on the Farm" and "Ice Harvesting" programs today - see Kline Creek Farm Calendar.

Red Oak Trail: In North Aurora, north of Butterfield on 25. Just got back from skiing there and the snow was still fine.

Prairie Path, your neighborhood - all great places to get out and take a walk. Cantigy is closed in January.

How will you get outside today??

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