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“Hiking and cross-country skiing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moraine Hills State Park

Moraine Hills State Park
1510 S River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
(815) 385-1624
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in McHenry
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Hiking and cross-country skiing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Good place to get away from the crowds and take a short hike on well-maintained paths. Good for cross-country skiing in the winter, but bring your own skis - they no longer rent.

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Island Lake, Illinois
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“Moraine Hills State Park and McHenry Dam.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Great place for a walk, bike ride or cross-country skiing. Trails through the woods and prairie, around lakes and boardwalk over bog. Many deer seen, especially in winter. Trails link to McHenry Dam State Park by tunnel under River Road. McHenry Dam State Park has two viewing platforms over-looking the marsh that are great places for bird watchers, there are many sandhill cranes at this park. Dam is a popular place to fish and, on summer weekends, watch the boats line up to go through the locks on the Fox River.

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“Moraine Hills State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This is a very well maintained and scenic state park near the Fox River and the McHenry Dam. Several activities are available, we enjoy the scenic trails. The trails are perfect for short day hikes that allow you great views of the lake, open prairies and forrest throughout the park. The trails are very well maintained with signs and markers. Moraine Hills State Park is a great place to spend the day enjoying what this park has to offer.

Visited August 2011
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