A Hill & Some Snow: Where to Find Outdoor Fun This Winter

We hardy Midwesterners know that all it really takes to have some fun in the winter is a good hill, enough snow and the right equipment. Here are some of the best locations in our region to ski, board and sled.

9 Must-Experience Winter Adventures

We choose to see snow not as a deterrent to fun, but as the very thing that makes winter exceptional. Explore some of the destinations and activities that only get better when cold winds blow.

Release Your Inner Yeti At the Abominable Snow Race

Conquer snowy obstacles and indulge your inner child at the inaugural Abominable Snow Race, a competition that’s just like a Tough Mudder in the snow.

An Up-Close Look at Snowflakes

Take a closer look next time you see a snowfall, and you’ll spy some amazing forms within the tiniest flakes. Learn what it takes to capture nature’s miniature marvels.

Wintertime Escapes: 10 Places to Play

With so many events and destinations to explore this winter, we don’t see any excuse for cabin fever. Explore some of our region’s best reasons to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.

9 Things We Love About Winter

It may be cold outside, but our region’s best winter fun is just heating up. We dare you not to find somethign to celebrate this season, as Chris Linden shares some of our favorites.

Events at a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sample of our recreation and destination events

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131 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, Ill.
(847) 381-1188

3422 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, Ill.
(773) 276-1222