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Winter Adventures in Illinois

Find winter adventures all throughout Illinois, from free ice skating in Chicago to snow-covered trails in Southern Illinois.

Keep reading to discover winter activities, including must-do winter events, articles from our blog, and highlights of places to take a cozy cold-weather getaway.

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@ryan_giacometti

Shake the frost

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Starved Rock State Park

#agameoftones #artofvisuals #awakethesoul

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Shake the frost

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@facundocancela

Morning! #naperville #napervilleillinois

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Naperville, Illinois

#naperville #napervilleillinois

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@facundocancela

Morning! #naperville #napervilleillinois

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@barrybutler9

Greetings from Chiberia. Sunday in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois

#abc7chicago #amazingilmoments #chiarchitecture

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@barrybutler9

Greetings from Chiberia. Sunday in Chicago.

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@somethingbluefamily

❄️Snow Day❄️

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#ae_bnw #babygirl #blackandwhitephotography

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@somethingbluefamily

❄️Snow Day❄️

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@kennycphotography

Winter in Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois

#abc7chicago #artofchi #chiarchitecture

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Winter in Chicago

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@carseyd

I look small by this frozen waterfall! Today was prob my toughest hike, I’m not moving days! Hope I got some good pics with my real...

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Starved Rock State Park

#canyons #chasingwaterfalls #frozenwaterfall

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@carseyd

I look small by this frozen waterfall! Today was prob my toughest hike, I’m not moving days! Hope I got some good pics with my real...

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@_choppshop_aerials

Princeton, IL

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Princeton, Illinois

#bridge #coveredbridge #enjoyillinois

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Princeton, IL

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@chicagoparks

Last week, our special recreation participants had “snow” much fun in Galena for Olympics Alpine Ski Training! ❄️❄️❄️ #tbt #throwbackthursday #specialrecreation #specialolympics #skiing #galena #intheparks...

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Chestnut Mountain Resort

#galena #intheparks #skiing

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@chicagoparks

Last week, our special recreation participants had “snow” much fun in Galena for Olympics Alpine Ski Training! ❄️❄️❄️ #tbt #throwbackthursday #specialrecreation #specialolympics #skiing #galena #intheparks...

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@suryabarath

Sunsets!The most precious golds found on Earth. . . . . . #chicago #downtown#winter #michiganlake #frozen #windycity #chicagogram #chicagoshots #instachicago #chicagoland #chicagolife #chicagoarchitecture #mychicagopix #chitecture #chicity_shots #igerschicago #likechicago #chicagojpg #jj_chicagoland #artofchi #chicagolove...

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#artofchi #beautiful #chicago

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Sunsets!The most precious golds found on Earth. . . . . . #chicago #downtown#winter #michiganlake #frozen #windycity #chicagogram #chicagoshots #instachicago #chicagoland #chicagolife #chicagoarchitecture #mychicagopix #chitecture #chicity_shots #igerschicago #likechicago #chicagojpg #jj_chicagoland #artofchi #chicagolove...


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