Cross Country Skiing in Chicago, IL

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  1. This peninsula in Lake Michigan offers stunning views of the city and a unique winter landscape to enjoy snowshoeing and skiing.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.0 miles
    Duration
  2. For cross-country skiing in the Chicago area, this golf course connected to trails in the DuPage County Forest Preserve is tough to beat.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.1 miles
    Duration
  3. These trails in the state park on the banks of Lake Geneva offers some good classic skiing.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    62.5 miles
    Duration
  4. This popular trail system in the northern suburbs is a good spot for cross-country skiing.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.2 miles
    Duration
  5. The Morton Arboretum is a beautiful, hilly place to explore on snowshoes or skis.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.0 miles
    Duration
  6. The Lakewood Forest Preserve offers cross-country skiing and other winter activities in a very accessible way.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    35.6 miles
    Duration
    Varies.
  7. One of the most popular destinations in the state, Starved Rock State Park is a great place to snowshoe or ski when the white stuff comes.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    80.4 miles
    Duration
  8. This state park near Rockford offers the best cross-country skiing in north central Illinois, with groomed trails for both classic and skate skiers.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    76.4 miles
    Duration
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