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Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (Rentals Closed)

A couple cross-country skiing

This winter embrace the snowy season and trek through the 1,700 acres of The Morton Arboretum’s winter wonderland. Visitors are invited to bring their own cross-country skis or snowshoes to explore the grounds from 7:00 a.m. to sunset when four inches or more of snow are on the ground. Seasonal rentals are also available at the Visitor Center and are dependent on proper snow conditions, and are subject to availability.    

Popular locations and routes:

  • The Conifer Collection (good for kids and families)
  • Thornhill Education Center Lawn
  • Main Trail Loop 4 on the East Side
  • Spruce Plot near Parking Lot 12
  • Daffodil Glade at Parking Lot 22

Please only wear skis and snowshoes on snow-covered trails and areas. No skis allowed on the roads. Benches are available in various locations. Restrooms and warming stations are located at the Visitor Center.



Ski and snowshoe rentals

Rentals are available for kids' and adults' skis and snowshoes at the Visitor Center on a first-come, first-served basis. At least four inches of snow must be present, along with acceptable snow conditions, for rentals to be open. Subject to availability under current coronavirus mitigation requirements. learn more