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Winter Trails & Roasting Fire--CANCELLED/Rescheduled due to weather- See Feb 27

PLEASE REGISTER  BY SAT, JAN 30 AT 4PM-  (Jeanne will notify MCBC)

MCBC (McHenry County Bicycle Club) has invited FVBSC to their winter event to enjoy the trails at Glacial Park (north of McHenry) on Sat Feb 6, 10am-12:30 (approx). This is a great opportunity to explore 5 mi of trails in park for hiking, snowshoeing, xc skiing (easy, groomed for classic, or hilly trail). You may want to climb the Camelback Kame. Prairie Trail (by park entrance) is suitable for fat tire biking. Indoor restrooms. Meet the friendly folks from MCBC--organizers over 3 decades of the “Udder Century."

 MCBC is providing the fire and supplies for hot cocoa/cider and s’mores on the outdoor terrace at the Lost Valley Visitor Center. 

Bring—your MASK, snow equipment, poles or hiking stick, BYO stick for marshmallows (distanced roasting) Hikers may need traction devices on your boots. Follow Phase 4 COVID guidelines.

Any questions-contact Jeanne Bereza  847-742-1294 or

When you RSVP, let me know if you want me to bring snowshoes for you (adult size, older model), or if you plan to fat tire bike (so I can tell MCBC.)

Location/directions-Approx 40 miles north of Geneva (KCGov Center) via Rt 31. Entrance at Harts Rd, continue W, follow signs to Lost Valley Visitor Center, terrace is in back (SW corner).

See flyer below,  map/description for Glacial Park at website

Here is link for brochure for Glacial Park:


Please Join FVBSC and MCBC for Winter Trails & Roasting Fire

Hike, snow-shoe, cross country ski or fat tire bike,

followed by treats/hot cocoa/cider & outdoor fire.

WHEN: Saturday February 6, 2021 (snow or shine – will be cancelled if rain)

WHERE: McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD) Glacial Park

Outdoor terrace at Southwest corner of Lost Valley Visitor Center

6705 Route 31 (at Harts Road) Ringwood, IL 60072

TIMELINE: Facility opens at 10 AM

10:15 AM – Hike (spikes and sticks suggested), Snowshoe, cross country ski or bike

11:45 AM – Fire, roasting marshmallows and warm drinks

TREATS: MCBC will provide cups, hot water, cocoa/cider packets, S’more ingredients.

BRING: Your Own marshmallow roasting stick (or find a branch)

COVID THINGS TO KNOW: As of 1/20/21 Lost Valley Visitor Center restrooms are open.

Other unheated restrooms are available and open along the park trails (see map).

Wear a face mask, or maintain CDC recommended social distance – check for the latest community gathering recommendations at

CANCELLATION: Notice will be sent via email by 8 AM on day of event (February 6th)


Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM
McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD) Glacial Park-outdoor terrace, Lost Valley Visitor Center
6705 Route 31
Ringwood, IL  60072
Additional Info:
Jeanne Bereza
847-742-1294 (p)
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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