Winter Fun: Snowshoeing Near Oswego

Smiling couple snow shoeing in the forest

Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that dates back centuries. It’s an exciting way to explore snow-covered terrain while simultaneously improving your cardiovascular health. Believe it or not, you can burn between four hundred and nine hundred calories per hour! And because it’s low-impact, it is suitable for all athletic abilities. Residents of Farmington Lakes Apartments can enjoy snowshoeing near Oswego at the following preserves:

 

Colvin Grove Preserve

The Colvin Grove Preserve encompasses 175-acres and is known for protecting habitats such as forests and wetlands. Many bird species make their home here, and visitors can spot them along the 11.24-mile Rock Run Greenway Trail. It’s ideal for snowshoeing as well as cross-country skiing, and it connects to the Joliet Junction Trail which offers an additional four miles of fun.

 

Isle a la Cache

The Forest Preserve District of Will County acquired Isle a la Cache between 1982 and 2014. Historians believe that during the 1700s, French voyagers may have used it to cache the goods they traded with Native Americans. The preserve is home to a variety of birds and plants as well as a .12 mile trail that welcomes snowshoers.

 

Kankakee Sands Preserve

Kankakee is unique because it features sand dunes and savanna habitats. It’s also full of mature oak trees, and the 2.5-mile crushed limestone trail is a popular snowshoeing destination.

 

Vermont Cemetery Preserve

The Vermont Cemetery Preserve was a cemetery for the early settlers of Wheatland Township. It has been preserved along with the surrounding prairie and is known for being the home of the state-endangered Mead’s milkweed. The preserve’s Tall Grass Greenway Trail provides snowshoers with beautiful scenery.

It’s important to note that snowshoe rentals are available at the Plum Creek Nature Center.

 

If you would like to call our apartment community home, please contact us. In addition to these preserves, we are also near top shopping and dining destinations.

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