Winter can be tough in the Chicagoland area. But when the snow starts to fly, you don’t have to get the winter blues. There are always plenty of things to do in Schaumburg to stay active and enjoy the beauty of the season. Here are a few ideas to get you outdoors and help you celebrate those cold months ahead.
- Climb to the top and go sledding
One of the best places to relive your days as a kid is by stopping by the sledding hill at Meineke Park. The hill welcomes you when the snow hits and you will be sure to find plenty of kids (and their parents) enjoying this favorite pastime.
2. Snowshoe at Spring Valley Nature Center
When there is at least 4 inches of snow on the ground after December 1st, you can try your hand at snowshoeing and enjoy the pristine beauty of Spring Valley Nature Center. Spring Valley is a refuge of 135 acres of fields, forests, marshes and streams and basically an outdoor living museum where visitors can learn about nature and local history. Explore and discover this hidden gem today.
You can rent snowshoes at the center and reserve your time slot by calling (847) 985-2100.
3. Go take a hike
The Forest Preserve of Cook County offers more room than you can imagine at nearby Busse Woods. Find your peace of mind by enjoying this expansive outdoor area that includes nearly 13 miles of paved trails, an elk pasture and much more. It’s a wonderful way to get in touch with nature while exploring this winter wonderland. Other activities at Busse include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and more.
4. Enjoy the chill on the ice
The Schaumburg Park District offers various ice skating areas for people to enjoy when the conditions are just right. There is one outdoor ice skating area and two man-made ice rinks that are made when conditions are favorable.
Head over to Volkening Lake rink or check out Timbercrest Park ice rinks and lace up your skates for some exercise and fun for the whole family.
5. Missing golf?
Maintain your golf game and don’t miss a beat in the winter by visiting Topgolf Schaumburg. Get the best of both worlds of taking in some fresh air while enjoying their 3 floors of climate-controlled hitting bays complete with HDTVs. Watch your friends and family play one of the many available games that will be sure to challenge all levels of play and ability. After you work up an appetite, check out the bar and restaurant for delicious shareables, desserts, dips, burgers and more.