Where can I go sledding? Can I ice skate, too?

A sled, some snow and some open space can create fun for young and old alike. Visitors are welcome to sled or ice skate at their own risk at any forest preserve location unless otherwise posted. Sledding, however, is always prohibited at Mount Hoy at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville, on the closed landfill sites at Greene Valley in Naperville and Mallard Lake in Hanover Park, and on any of the slopes at Spring Creek Reservoir in Bloomingdale.

At least 4 inches of ice is recommended for any ice activity. Rangers do not monitor ice thickness, and all ice-related activities are done at the user’s own risk. Due to water-level issues, ice skating and ice fishing are prohibited at Spring Creek Reservoir Forest Preserve in Bloomingdale.

Other popular winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and tubing down Mount Hoy. For more information, visit Winter Activities.

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