Schaumburg Park District invites residents to get out and experience the beauty of the winter landscape on snowshoes. The district's Spring Valley Nature Center has snowshoes available for rent throughout the winter months.
Spring Valley, a 135-acre nature preserve located at 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, has over three miles of trails. Snowshoes may be rented for use at Spring Valley anytime there is at least four inches of snow on the ground, or taken off-site to be used elsewhere. Snowshoe novices are asked to view a short video in the Nature Center, which illustrates proper use of snowshoes and technique, prior to using them. Rentals are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily.
The rental fee is $4 per pair for three hours or less and $10 per pair for the entire day. Snowshoes may also be rented at the daily rate for trips up north to snow country. Daily renters must also provide a $50 check or leave a credit-card number as deposit. Special rates for scouts and other youth groups are available on weekdays after 3 p.m.
For information, call (847) 985-2100 or visit www.parkfun.com.
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