4 Cool And Calming Hikes To Take In Illinois To Help You Reflect On The Year Ahead
When the air becomes crisp and the weather threatens snow, it can be a challenge to get outside, but winter in Illinois is also the perfect time to go on one of these calming hikes. Clear your mind and find tranquility along these less-trafficked paths. They will give you the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year and the one to come. Scroll on for details about the best places to go on a winter walk in the Land of Lincoln.
If you enjoyed reading about these trails, check out the 15 most scenic hikes in Illinois.
What other trails would you consider to be the best hikes during winter in Illinois? Share your favorites with us in the comments. We would love to hear from you!
Best Winter Hikes In Illinois
What are some of the best winter outdoor activities in Illinois?
While it’s cold and snowy in Illinois in the winter, it doesn’t mean we have to spend all our time indoors. There are plenty of outdoor activities to be found around the state during the cold months. See how many you can cross off your winter bucket list:
- Try horseback riding at White Pines Ranch.
- Go ice skating along the skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago.
- Go snow tubing and skiing at Snowstar Winter Park.
- Feel like a kid as you sled through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve>
For more ideas about winter outdoor activities in Illinois, check out this post.
Are there any cabins I can stay at in winter in Illinois?
How would you like a weekend getaway to a cozy cabin in the woods? There are many cabins around the state that are in or close to a state park or you can try an Airbnb cabin with a hot tub. Read our post, Soak In A Hot Tub Surrounded By Natural Beauty At These 5 Cabins In Illinois, to start planning your cozy overnight stay.
Where can I go snow tubing in Illinois?
Snow tubing is one of the best activities you can do in the winter in Illinois. Consider any of the following places.
- You can head to Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve and go snow tubing down a 40-foot hill.
- Blackwell Forest Preserve has one of the longest, if not THE longest, snow tubing hill in the state.
- Visit Villa Olivia in Bartlett County.