5 things to do outside this winter that aren't sledding



Hit the slopes tucked into an inner tube and get ready for the ride of your life as you bounce down the hill. Mount Hoy, at Blackwell Forest Preserve (on Butterfield Road, a half-mile west of Winfield Road), offers tubing when three or more inches of snow cover the hill. Rent inner tubes on weekends and school holidays for $4 per tube per day (cash only) from December through February at the base of the hill. Only rented tubes are allowed on the slopes.

Check out:
  • Call the Outdoor Report at (630) 871-6422 for hours of operation and snow conditions.
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve, Butterfield and Main Drive, Warrenville. (630) 933-7248

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