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Alpine Accessories

9219 South State Rt. 31
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
847-854-4754

Alpine Accessories offers year round gear for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer time you can hop on a paddleboard from their rental station at Three Oaks Recreation Area, or in the winter they provide ski and snowboard rentals. Once you've r...

Coral Woods

7400 Somerset
Marengo, IL 60152
815-338-6223

Dominated by a core of century old red and white oaks, the environmental significance of Coral Woods is the  protection of these diminishing oak woodlands. Coral Woods represents one of only eight oak groves which remain in McHenry County t...

Glacial Park

Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60072
815-338-6223

Glacial Park is McHenry County Conservation District’s most treasured open space holding, characterized by its rolling prairie, delta kames, oak savanna and the tranquil presence of the meandering Nippersink Creek. Encompassing over 3,400 ...

Harrison Benwell Conservation Area

7055 McCullom Lake Rd
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-338-6223

Harrison Benwell is one of the District’s oldest sites. It was one of the first properties acquired and the first site to open to the public in 1973. Recent restoration work in the oak and hickory woodland opened up the view and showcases ...

McHenry County Conservation District

18410 US Highway 14
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-6223

If you love to reconnect with nature, where better than at McHenry County Conservation District's 30 public sites? Hike, bike, boat, fish, amp or just enjoy watching the wildlife on more than 24,000 acres of woodlands, prairies, wetlands, po...

Norge Ski Club

100 Ski Hill Rd.
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
847-639-9718

We are the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States. The club was started in 1905 by a group of Norwegian men. Most lived in Chicago and came out to Fox River Grove to ski jump. They created cottages on our club grounds to give...

Rush Creek Conservation Area

20501 McGuire Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-338-6223

Rush Creek Conservation Area is 726 acres and contains a mixture of  upland forest, oak and hickory woodlands, wetlands and sedge meadows.  In addition, a one-mile section of the 12.5 mile Rush Creek traverses the site prior to enterin...

Silver Creek Conservation Area

1009 Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223

Silver Creek Conservation Area is comprised of several natural communities, including wetlands, prairie, and savannas. Wetlands are areas that are saturated by surface or ground water and have the ability to support aquatic or “water ...

Stickney Run Conservation Area

3216 West State Park Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-338-6223

This site is home to a variety of wildlife.  A large variety of birds can be found because of the many different types of habitats that can be found.  While on site, look for great blue herons, blue jays, red-tailed hawks, goldfinches ...

The Hollows

3804 US Highway 14
Cary, IL 60013
815-338-6223

Visitors can trek on over 6 miles of looped nature trails or cross-country ski on two miles of groomed trails in the winter. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a picnic at a picnic table or one of the 2 shelters. Pitch a tent, gather around a campfir...

Wilmot Mountain

11931 Fox River Rd.
Wilmot, IL 53192
262-862-2301

With nearly 120 skiable acres, 23 trails, 7 lifts, 2 surface conveyor lifts and progression terrain parks with a double high speed rope tow, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night. For those who are not up to ski...

Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team

PO Box 518
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
815-321-3846

This 140-plus member team is a four-time National Show Ski Champion and has placed in the top five in the nation every year since 1996. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the ski team performs a free show on select Fridays at 7:00 p.m. (see we...
 
 





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