Winter

in Northern Illinois
Awesome outdoor ice skating rinks

Awesome outdoor ice skating rinks

Every year, the center of the entertainment district of MB Financial Park in Rosemont transforms into “Frozemont,” an NHL-sized ice rink with free skating for those itching to hit the ice. The rink will open to the public on Friday, Nov. 25 following…
Great places to slip down the slopes

Great places to slip down the slopes

5750 LAKESIDE DRIVE LISLEBUTTERFIELD ROAD WARRENVILLE1401 W. LAKE ST.
BARTLETT
536 NORTH HARLEM AVE. RIVER FOREST
8700 W. CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN RD. GALENA
Great places to snowshoe

Great places to snowshoe

With more than 1,700 acres of land to explore, the Morton Arboretum is a great place to snowshoe every winter. Trails are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily, but must be covered with at least four inches of snow to snowshoe. Rentals are also available …
Smooth sailing

Smooth sailing

Winter is here, and despite the frigid temperatures, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy seasonal adventures with family and friends. One of the most exciting winter activities is snowmobiling, and there are trails all over northern Illino…
Frozen fun

Frozen fun

Should you happen to spot a group of ice fishermen huddling this winter, know that warmth may not be the only motive directing the act.
A cold hard climb

A cold hard climb

But if you’re looking for a climbing challenge unique to the winter months, ice climbing is the way to go. You’ll have to bundle up and brave the cold, most likely the wind, and a slick terrain, but most ice climbing fans can’t get enough.
Eagle-eyed

Eagle-eyed

Each year, a majestic spectacle occurs in the skies above Illinois. Our state is home to one of the largest populations of wintering bald eagles in the country, second only to Alaska. And right now is one of the best times to see them.