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“Nice place for a long walk!”

Moraine Hills State Park
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence
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McHenry, Illinois
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice place for a long walk!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

There are many trails to choose from at Moraine Hills State Park, but they are all very nice. Nicely groomed, different terrains to choose from, separate trails for horses and pedestrians. Also many places to stop/relax and take in the view or get refreshments.

Visited August 2013
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Round Lake, Illinois
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great walk!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great state park in our backyard! Have been here different times of year & each time has been very enjoyable. Parking can be an issue at times, go early in am!

Visited October 2013
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McHenry, Illinois
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good for casual hike/walk”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

it is a nice park to go to if you are in the area. The paths are easy and relatively flat (not paved, so not good for wheelchair). Great place for morning run, or family biking.

Visited November 2013
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McHenry, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Marvelous Morraine”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in this park for about 25 years. There is something to see and do in every season! One of the other benefits of this park is that you can connect with the McHenry Dam trail which is different and has it's own special natural areas. You'll be treated to views of egrets, ducks, geese, Sandhills cranes, turtles, deer and more. If photography is something you enjoy, this park is the place to go for beautiful nature shots.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago
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387 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Excellent park to explore on foot and bikes!”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Came out here with 2 pals to Geocache - sanctioned by the park admins! Spent 6 hours here in 2 visits finding 36 geocaches and exploring virtually all the trails - some on foot and another few hours on bikes. The bike trails were challenging with excellent vistas and areas to ride through.

Make sure to walk out on the floating piers - lots more to see there.

We saw lots of birds, from Eastern Blue birds to migrating sandhill cranes - great stuff!

Visited November 2013
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