With a deep snowfall, snowshoeing provides a unique way to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of a brisk winter day. This winter activity can be enjoyed at a variety of Will County forest preserves.

Snowshoeing regulations

When snowshoeing, please be aware of other trail users and exercise proper judgment for the safety of everyone.

Slower traffic should stay to the right of the trail. Do not block the trail. Use no more than half of the trail width when in a group and be sure to watch and listen for other trail users.

Additional regulations apply. For more information, read the District's General Use Ordinance No. 124 or call 815-727-8700.


Snowshoeing trail locations

Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in Crete Township features 5 miles of trails on which to snowshoe. The nature preserve's Plum Creek Nature Center offers snowshoes for rental. Check snowshoeing conditions by calling Plum Creek Nature Center at 708-946-2216.

Those who have their own snowshoes can utilize the trails listed on this page. 

Activity fees

Snowshoe rental

Snowshoes are available for rental at Plum Creek Nature Center. A $5 cash deposit is required for snowshoe rental. Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID.

Activity Fee: $5/day for adults; kids (under 12) are free.