Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is fast becoming the most popular winter pastime in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

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ice fishing

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing is permitted during the winter season at 22 designated lakes and sloughs throughout the County.

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Sledding and Coasting

Nothing says winter fun like sledding and coasting. The Forest Preserve District offers 10 hills for sledding.

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Snowmobile at 4 designated locations in Cook County.

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Ice Skating

Ice skating is permitted on a number of Forest Preserve District lakes on a “skate at your own risk” basis.

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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County