Explore Kane County Forest Preserves by snowshoe

Exploring by Snowshoe - Kane County Forest Preserve District

Whether you’re new to venturing out in the cold snowy months or a seasoned pro, join Kane County Forest Preserve District’s “Exploring by Snowshoe” programs to give you the skills you need to be comfortable snowshoeing.

After mastering skills like stride length, heel-toe step, and climbing over obstacles, participants will hit the trail for a naturalist-guided hike through the winter wonderland.

Attend one or all four sessions:

• Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles;

• Sunday, Jan. 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls, 40W095 Freeman Road, Gilberts;

• Monday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dick Young Forest Preserve, 2S326 Nelson Lake Road, Batavia;

• Thursday, March 4, from 1-3 p.m. at Burnidge Forest Preserve, 38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin

The fee per program is $25/person.

Fees will be collected at the program, with payment by cash or check required. The fee includes the equipment rental, skills training, and guided hiking. Registration and shoe size is required one week prior to the program.

To register, call (630) 444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com.

These classes are for all-ages.

Masks are required at all programs. Group sizes will be limited to 10 people. Frequent hand sanitizing or hand-washing is encouraged. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.

To see a full roster of Forest Preserve District nature programs, visit www.kaneforest.com.

Follow the district on social media by searching @forestpreserve on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.