Don't let a little dip in the mercury keep you indoors. The trails and paths of Rush Creek Conservation Area and the McHenry County Conservation District provide ample opportunity for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. For anyone who's got the itch to reel in the big one year-round, the lakes around McHenry County are perfect for ice fishing (only when the ice is at least 4 inches thick, of course). And while you're up here, take a trip north of the border and hit the slopes at Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort

Winter outdoor adventures ... 

Rush Creek Conservation Area

  • 20501 McGuire Road
  • (815) 338-6223

Visitors can enjoy hiking 2 miles of looped nature trails, casting a line in the 4-acre, man made pond, camp under the stars at the group…

Wilmot Mountain

  • 11931 Fox River Rd.
  • (262) 862-2301

Located right in America’s heartland, Wilmot Mountain is the Midwest’s center of all things winter. Our love of snow sports knows no boundaries…